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Egypt Courts Employees Demand Disbursement of Summer Months Reward

As an agent for some sub-unions of Egypt courts’ employees and on behalf of their representatives, namely Mr. Hussein Hassan Mohamed Helal, in his capacity as head of the northern Cairo sub-union, and Mr. Nasser Abdo Fadel, in his capacity as head of the Qalubia sub-union, the ECESR’s lawyers filed to the State Council the challenge No. 21 311/68 to be heard before the Administrative Court of Justice against the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Finance, and Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, each in his capacity, for halting and cancelling a negative decision. The negative decision abstained from allocation and disbursement of: 1. the summer months’ bonus for each month of the judicial recess with the same amount of overall salary per month; 2. the overdue payments in accordance with the provisions of the law; 3. deducting what has been spent under this bonus.

Under the provisions of the decision of the Supreme Judicial Council issued on May 21, 2013, the court employees who do their jobs during the court recess are entitled to disburse a bonus equivalent to the overall salary of employees per month throughout the three month court recess. In spite of the above-mentioned decision by the Supreme Judicial Council, this demand has been tabled over the previous years. However, the respondents did not lift a finger, and the petitioners desperately resorted to the Court of Administrative Justice.

It is worth mentioning that there are other sub-unions’ representatives who asked for joining the plaintiffs, namely: Maher Ismail, in his capacity as head of the sub-union of Alexandria, Ali Dessouki, in his capacity as head of the sub-union of Assiut, and the heads of unions of Beni Suef, Kafr El-Sheikh, Gharbia, Giza, and south of Cairo.