Int’l cooperation needed to protect labour rights
The government has decided to work on a six-year action plan to ensure labour rights and safe working spaces, said Law Minister Anisul Huq.
The action plan has been prepared in consistence with Bangladesh's graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status in 2026.
The law minister said this on Monday while virtually speaking to the 341st session of ILO's Governing Body, seeking cooperation from all international organisations -- including the International Labour Organization (ILO) -- to protect the rights of all working-class people.
The minister also placed four specific issues -- namely labour law amendment, trade union registration, empowerment of labour inspection department, and giving up anti-labour interest activities -- before the ILO's governing body.
The government is working to eradicate child labour in line with sustainable development goals, he said.
ILO Governing Body's Chairperson and India's Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra presided over the session where representatives from India, China, Russia, Turkish, Morocco, Cuba, Iraq, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Germany, and Mexico attended, said a law ministry press release.