Employment practices and human rights

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1) Employment practices: Egypt’s employment to population ratio is 42.9%, with that percentage coming from individuals age 15 years and older. Most of the country’s jobs are in the service business with 47% of total employment, while 29.2% of jobs are in agriculture. The labor force participation rate is 49.1% of individuals age 15 years and older. Child labor in Egypt stands at 9.3% of children ages 5 to 14 (Human Development Reports, 2015). The unemployment rate in 2015 was 12.8% of the population (The World Factbook, 2016). Egypt has four primary sources of employment laws. The first, Law N.47 was enacted in 1978 and applies to State civil servants, while Law N.48 applies to public sector employees. Law N.203, which was established in 1991, addresses employees who work in the public commercial
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Unformatted text preview: (business) sector. Lastly, Law N.12 was enacted in 2003 to regulate the relationship among employees and employers in the private sector. Each of these laws entails several provisions to protect workers according to the type of work they are doing. 2) Human rights: has Egypt signed the universal declaration? The World Values Survey polled individuals in Egypt to find out how much respect existed for human rights today. Of the 1,523 Egyptians surveyed, 44.9% said that there is “no respect at all”, 31.4% stated there is “not much respect”, 20.3% said there is “fairly much respect”, while only 3.4% said there is “a great deal of respect for individual human rights” (WVS Database, 2012)....
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