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Amended labour law draft due this month

Bangla Apparel Desk

August 13, 2017

The primary draft of the amended Labour Act 2006 will be submitted to the government this month ahead of the final report due in November.

The member secretary of the tripartite committee overseeing the draft said it will submit the primary draft of the amended law to the government following the conclusion of a three-day meeting at the Brac Centre in Gazipur on Saturday, reports BSS.

“The rules of Labour Act 2006 were finalised in 2015 and the law was amended thrice in 2009, 2010 and 2013,” said Aminul Islam, who is also the Joint Secretary of Labour and Employment Ministry .

“An initiative has been taken to modernise the law as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has asked for it to be made labour friendly.”

The committee consists of representatives from the Commerce Ministry, as well as the presidents of the Bangladesh Employers’ Federation, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and the Jatiya Sramik League.

It also includes Bangladesh Employers’ Federation Advisor Kamran T Rahman, Jatiya Sramik League executive member Abdus Salam Khan, and Bangladesh Trade Union Songha member Chowdhury Ashiqul Alam.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque said that the present Awami League government had taken the initiative to amend the law to protect the rights of country’s workers.

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