Syndicates submit proposals for shaping the new constitution

Twelve syndicates submitted official proposals to be included in the new constitution to Hossam al-Gheriany, head of the Constituent Assembly, on Wednesday.

The proposals included drafting a clause that would guarantee social justice for all segments of society, establishing minimum and maximum wages, cancelling the mandatory representation of workers and farmers in Parliament, criminalizing business monopolies and providing for the preservation of certain industries.

Suggestions were submitted by the doctors, pharmacists, dentists and veterinarians syndicates, with additional proposals submitted by the Lawyers Syndicate and representatives for the physically challenged, amongst others, said Abdel Fattah Rezq, secretary general of the Doctors Syndicate.

The proposals also stressed the necessity of state support for the sciences, literature and arts, protecting natural resources and guaranteeing rights for the disabled.

They also called for protecting the rights of Egyptian expatriates, drafting laws concerning foreign labor and granting basic rights in the sectors of education, health, housing, security, culture and work to all citizens.

Fighting illiteracy, providing educational opportunities for adults without degrees and ensuring freedom of creativity were also among the submitted suggestions.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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