Egypt’s contractors pay off 8 bln pounds social insurance for irregular employment

Contracting firms in Egypt have fully paid off social insurance fees worth around 8 billion Egyptian pounds ($450.1 million) for irregular employment, said a source in the Egyptian Federation for Construction on Saturday.

“The (construction) sector includes a huge number of workers, yet they lack the social protection umbrella that can make up their living needs.” the source EFCBC further told Amwal Al Ghad.

Construction workers make up several millions of Egyptian working class they are considered irregular labourers. Their only capital is health, if they lose it they cannot provide living for their families.

Some workers might have to wait for days until they find a daily job. Their craft varies from building material to blacksmithing, carpentry, and concrete.