Bangladesh government strives to ensure labor rights and payment: justice minister tells ILO

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The government of Bangladesh is working to ensure the correct rights and payments for workers and also for their better working environment, Justice Minister Anisul Huq said.

The government is committed to doing so, the justice minister said during his address to the 344th conference of the governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, last night, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

The Minister of Justice said that Bangladesh has already ratified Protocol-2014 of the 1930 ILO Convention, which is an effective step to secure workers’ rights.

“Furthermore, Bangladesh last month ratified ILO Convention 138, concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Work. The Government of Bangladesh will officially hand over the relevant documents on the ratification to the ILO,” said- he said, adding that Bangladesh would join. the club of countries that have ratified the eight fundamental conventions of the ILO.

Anisul said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will continue the ongoing process to create a better working environment for workers in line with developed countries.

The government will work closely with owners and workers to implement the various measures taken for the registration of trade unions, the empowerment of government labor-related organizations and the rapid elimination of complaints against workers, said added the Minister of Justice.

State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian and his secretary Md Ehsan-E-Elahi are part of the delegation representing Bangladesh at the ILO function, the press release said.

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