South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of National Labour Policy to ensure overall welfare and rights of the working class both in industrial and agriculture sectors.

The approval was given at a regular meeting of the cabinet held at Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the cabinet approved the draft policy prepared by the labour and employment ministry with some observations, particularly regarding the child labour.

The policy would be implemented through various instruments, he said adding some of its provisions would be executed through an act, some through rules and the rest through executive orders.

Mosharraf said the draft of the new labour policy had incorporated expatriate workers into it and tried to find ways for eliminating child labour from industries.

The new policy linked labour welfare with corporate social responsibility, making the welfare of the working class an integral part of the activities of the corporate houses, he said.

Source: – 07/05/2012