Labour Law

All cases against Dr Yunus, Grameen Telecom withdrawn

All cases filed against Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his organisation Grameen Telecom have been withdrawn by the latter's employees from the courts concerned after they reached a settlement over the claim of payments.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

Time to act to secure GSP-plus status

Bangladesh’s labour law and rights situation under EU scrutiny

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

All cases against Dr Yunus, Grameen Telecom withdrawn

All cases filed against Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his organisation Grameen Telecom have been withdrawn by the latter's employees from the courts concerned after they reached a settlement over the claim of payments.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Tea workers’ suffering is not just a labour issue

On  May 20, 1921, around 3,000 tea labourers were waiting at Chandpur railway station.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

How much do private sector workers know about labour laws?

Do the people, who work in the private sectors of Bangladesh, know about the labour laws of the country? How much do they know?

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018
USA

New York sues Trump administration

New York files a lawsuit seeking to compel the Trump administration to turn over more information about a pilot program allowing employers to resolve violations of federal overtime and minimum wage laws without penalties.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Labour law amended ahead of int’l conference

The government is scuppering to amend the labour law to ease the conditions for formation of trade unions and allow inspection of factories housed inside the export processing zones before the International Labour Conference kicks off on May 28.

March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

JUTE DAY TODAY: Reality vs labour law

Every time he extends his hands to seek alms, Sohrab Hossain, 63, looks embarrassed. Begging has never been his livelihood; it is now.

February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016

EPZs may get trade unions; draft law approved

Cabinet gives final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016’ keeping a provision for constituting labour organisations in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as well as forming a permanent wage board for their workers.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Millions strike in India over 'anti-labour' reforms

Millions of workers across India go on strike in protest at planned labour law reforms, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.