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Divisional Consultation Meeting on Labour Legislations held in Chittagong

Divisional Consultation Meeting On Labour Legislations in ChittagongBangladesh Institute of Labour Studies – BILS organized a Divisional Consultation Meeting on Labour Legislations which was held at the seminar hall of hotel Miskha, Chittagong on April 5, 2017.

The meeting was presided over by BILS Executive Council Secretary and Joint Secretary of JSL Central Committee Md. Safar Ali. The meeting was participated by local/divisional level TU leaders, sector based organizers and TU representatives, researchers and BILS officials. A total of 19 participants were present in the meeting.

Vice chancellor of Feni University Professor Dr. Fasiul Alam, President of TUC Chittagong District Committee Tapan Dutta, BILS Executive Council Secretary  and BJSD Chittagong Divisional Committee President A M Nazimuddin, Secretary Kaji Sheikh Nurulla Bahar, BFTUC Chittagong District Committee Joint Secretary Rizwanur Rahaman Khan, JSJ Chittagong District Committee Secretary Md. Rafiqul Islam, Ship breaking Sector TU leader K M Shahiuullah, RMG sector TU leader Shahenewaz Chowdhury and Dolly Chowdhury, Construction Sector TU leader Md. Javed Alam and Habibur Rahaman Biplob, Hotel & Restaurant TU leader Uzzal Bishwash and Rafiqul Islam, Health & Diagnostic  Centre TU leader Md. Abdur Rahim and Chandan Rakhist, BILS Researcher Afzal Kabir Khan, officials of Chittagong Office Pahari Bhattacharjee, Ferdous Ara and Saiful Islam were present in the meeting.

At the beginning of the programme a research paper was presented on the overall workplace scenario, where data, rhetoric and related information on the existing labour market of Chittagong region, type of industry, employment opportunities, employment procedure, type of workers, method of paying wages, health and safety condition of workers in RMG-Ship breaking-Hotel-Health and Construction, TU scenario, role of Labour Court, GO and NGO’s were briefly discussed. Related sections of the Bangladesh Labour Law-2006 in connection with the TU rights, living standards, health and safety, Registration and function of existing TU’s were also discussed.

Several opinions were shared by the participants and some recommendations were finalized in the discussion meeting.