Minister says labour law to be made more worker-friendly
Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said yesterday the government is planning to modernise the labour law with an aim to make it more worker-friendly.
The government already has taken several programmes, including amending the existing labour law-2006, according to the convention of the International Labour Organisation for the welfare of the workers, he said.
The minister was speaking as chief guest at a meeting of Jatiya Sramik League at Motijheel Shapla Chattar in the city.
The government has also taken a master plan for setting up mills and industries through opening the closed industries and establishing new ones, he told the gathering organised on the occasion of the present government's one-year anniversary.
The minister said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various welfare initiatives for the labourers that include move to reduce the harassment of the expatriate Bangladeshi workers.
He said the government has reduced the prices of fertilisers, announced national pay scale, formed wage commission and declared lowest national wage.
State Minister for Labour and Manpower Begum Mannujan Sufian, Joint General Secretary of Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif, General Secretary of Jatiya Sramik League Roy Ramesh Chandra were also present.