DHAKA: The government is set to finalize a new labour policy before the May Day, after 32 years, for protecting the interest of the labourers.
The parliamentary standing committee on Labour and Employment Ministry recommended placing `National Labour Act-2006’ in the next parliament session for amendment.
But, the ministry said it needs more time to amend the law.
The parliamentary committee discussed this at its 21st meeting at the parliament building with chairman of the parliamentary committee Israfil Alam MP in the chair.
Committee member State Minister for Labour and Employment Monnujan Sufian, M Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, M Abdus Sattar and Rowshan Jahan Sathi also attended the meeting.
Israfil Alam told banglanews that the committee has recommended finalizing the labour policy in cabinet meeting before the May Day. “It will be a gift for the labourers on the day,” he said.
State Minister Monnujan Sufian told banglanews over phone, “It would take time to amend the Labour Act. But, I hope the process of amendment would be started before the next JS session.”
Somajtantrik Sramik Front general secretary Rajekuzzaman Ratan opined that the labour policy is not labourer friendly.
He added: “Labour policy should be labourer friendly. But, the objective of the policy mentioned that it is investment friendly. We have objection in the matter.”
On November 14 in 2010, the Labour and Employment Ministry published the draft of ‘National Labour Policy-2010’ for people’s opinion.
BDST: 1943 HRS, APR 12, 2012
Shahin Afroz, Newsroom Editor
M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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