A meeting titled “Consultation with Divisional and Sectoral Level TU, Member of Labour Court & TCC” was organized by BILS LO-FTF Project on August 7, 2017 at the Seminar Hall of Hotel Asian SR, Chittagong.
National and local level TU leaders, Labour Court members, Labour Court practitioners, researchers, BILS officials and intern students attended the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by BILS Secretary & BJSD Chittagong President, A M Nazimuddin. BILS Secretary and Labour Court Member Md. Safar Ali was present as Moderator. BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed delivered the introductory address focusing on the necessity and importance of the issue. The meeting was addressed among others by BJSD President Anwar Hossain, BILS Executive Council Secretary Adv. Delwar Hossain Khan, TUC Chittagong President and Labour Court Member Tapan Dutta, TUC Chittagong Secretary Md. Mosiuddowla, former Labour Court Member Fayez Ahmed, Associate Professor Dr. Muhammod Shaheen Chowdhury of Chittagong University Law Department, Labour court practitioner Adv. Rajib Dey, BILS Project Coordinator Kohinoor Mahmood, BILS Advocacy Coordinator Adv. Nazrul Islam, BILS Information and Training Centre Coordinator Pahari Bhattacharjee.
Speakers in the discussion said, the Labour law and labour rules are needed to be amended with a view to reduce discrimination at workplace, reform recruitment procedures, improve overall working condition in the informal as well as vulnerable sectors, assuring workers safety and rights, for standard living wages of working class and promoting socio-economic welfare and justice for them.