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  1. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    National Manufacturing Industry Workers Organization (Conditions of Employment) Act (Act No. 24 of 2012). - Legislation on-line in Bengali

    Adoption: 2012-06-06 | BGD-2012-L-92065

  2. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zones (EPZ) Workers Welfare Association and Industrial Relations Act of 2010 (Act No. 43 of 2010). - Legislation on-line in Bengali

    Adoption: 2010-08-01 | BGD-2010-L-92066

    The Act amends the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority Act, 1980 (Act No. XXXVI of 1980) with respect to amending the name of the "workers association" to "workers welfare society," repeals the provisions concerning the workers' representation and welfare committees. The Act also prohibits any links with NGOs.

    Repeals the Export Processing Zones Workers Union and Industrial Relations Act, 2004 (No. 23 of 2004) but extends the effective date of the current scheme for another three years.

  3. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2006 (XLII of 2006). - Legislation on-line in Bengali Legislation on-line Legislation online in Bengali

    Adoption: 2006-10-11 | BGD-2006-L-76402

    Annoted edition of the Labour Act, 2006.
    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Conditions of Service and Employment
    Chapter III - Employment of Adolescent
    Chapter IV - Maternity Benefit
    Chapter V - Health and Hygiene
    Chapter VI - Safety
    Chapter VII - Special Provisions Relating to Health, Hygiene and Safety
    Chapter VIII - Welfare
    Chapter IX - Working Hours and Leave
    Chapter X - Wages and Payment
    Chapter XI - Wages Board
    Chapter XII - Workers' Compensation For Injury by Accident
    Chapter XIII - Trade Unions and Industrial Relations
    Chapter XIV - Disputes, Labour Court, Labour Appellate Tribunal, Legal Proceedings, etc.
    Chapter XV - Workers' Participation in Companies Profits
    Chapter XVI - Regulation of Employment and Safety of Dock Workers
    Chapter XVII - Provident Funds
    Chapter XVIII - Apprenticeship
    Chapter XIX - Penalty and Procedure
    Chapter XX - Administration, Inspection, etc.
    Chapter XXI - Miscellaneous

  4. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zones Workers Association and Industrial Relations Act, 2004 (No. 23 of 2004) (EWAIRA). - Legislation on-line in Bengali

    Adoption: 2004-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-18 | BGD-2004-L-68849

    Chapter I: Preliminary (definitions)
    Chapter II: Workers representation and welfare committee
    Chapter III: Workers association
    Chpater IV: Unfair practices, agreements, etc.
    Chapter V: Conciliation and arbitration
    Chpater VI: EPZ labour tribunal, appellate tribunal, etc.
    Chpater VII: Penalties and procedure
    Chapter VIII: Miscellaneous

    The EWAIRA was to expire on 1 November 2008. In 2008 the interim military government decreed an extension of the EWAIRA for an additional two years, from 1 November 2008 to 1 November 2010.

  5. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1990, Act No. 22 - Act No. 22 of 1990

    Adoption: 1990 | BGD-1990-L-69876

    An Act further to amend the Industrial Relations Ordinance 1969. Miscellaneous amendments in sections 7, 7A and 47B.

  6. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Ordinance 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-03-13 | BGD-1985-R-1832

    The Ordinance amends the Industrial Relations Ordinance, 1969, by specifying certain cases in which a person is disqualified from being an officer or member of a trade union. In addition, it provides for cases in which the registration of a trade union may be cancelled subject to permission from the Labour Court, and for the protection of trade union officials while an application for registration is pending. The Ordinance was promulgated by the President of the Republic in exercise of the full powers vested in him pursuant to the Proclamation of 1982. The original text of 1969 was published in the Legislative Series (LS 1969 - Pak. 2).

  7. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations (Regulation) (Repeal) Ordinance (No. 32 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984 | BGD-1984-R-50619

    Repeals the Industrial Relations (Regulation) Ordinance (No. 26 of 1982).

  8. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Ordinance 1980.

    Adoption: 1980-07-25 | BGD-1980-L-11473

    An Act further to amend the Industrial Relations Ordinance 1969 [LS 1969-Pak.2]. Miscellaneous amendments

  9. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations Rules, 1977.

    Adoption: 1977 | BGD-1977-R-50618

    Regulates registration of trade unions, collective bargaining, conciliation, arbitration, strikes and lock-outs. Prohibits unfair labour practices and discrimination against employees for union activities.

  10. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Essential Services Laws (Amendment) Act, 1974 (No. XXXVI of 1974). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1974-06-15 | BGD-1974-L-98732

    1.Short title and commencement
    2.Amendment of Act LIII of 1952
    3.Amendment of E. P. Ord. XLI of 1958 4.Amendment of E. P. Ord. II of 1963
    4.Amendment of E. P. Ord. II of 1963
    5.Repeal and Savings

  11. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Bangladesh Nationalised Enterprises and Statutory Corporation (Prohibition of Strikes and Unfair Labour Practices) Order, 1972 (President's Order) (No. 55 of 1972). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972-05-29 | BGD-1972-L-98734

    Section 3 provides that "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, or in any settlement, agreement, or award, no workman or trade union of workmen and no person acting on behalf of such trade union shall in any nationalised enterprise, including in particular enterprises coming within the purview of the Bangladesh Industrial Enterprises (Nationalisation) Order, 1972, the Bangladesh Banks (Nationalisation) Order, 1972, Insurance Companies coming within the purview of the Bangladesh Insurance (Emergency Provisions) Order, 1972 or in any Statutory Corporation, including in particular the Bangladesh Industrial Development Corporation, or in any concern or enterprise owned, controlled or managed by such Corporation:-
    (a) Resort to any strike during a period of six months from the date of commencement of this Order and such further period, which in the opinion of the Government is warranted in the interests of the national economy, as may be notified in the official Gazette from time to time;
    (b) By using intimidation, coercion, pressure, threats, confinement to a place, physical injury, disconnection of telephones, water or power facilities and such other methods:-
    - (i) compel, or attempt to compel the employer, or any officer or employee of the employer to sign a memorandum of settlement, or agreement;
    - (ii) compel or attempt to compel the employer, or any officer or employee of the employer to make any payment;
    - (iii) extort from the employer or any officer or employee of the employer any pecuniary or other benefits.

  12. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Services (Temporary Powers) Ordinance, 1963 (E. P. Ord. II of 1963). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963-07-15 | BGD-1963-L-98733

    An Ordinance to provide for powers for the maintenance of services and supplies essential to the life of the community and for the maintenance of public order. Section 2 provides that "Whenever the Government is satisfied that, in the interest of public order or for the maintenance of services or supplies essential to the life of the community, it is necessary to prohibit any strike by any employee of the Government or of any body or establishment, the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, prohibit any strike for a period of three months from the date of the notification."

  13. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Essential Services (Second) Ordinance, 1958 (East Pakistan Ordinance) (No. XLI of 1958). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958-07-16 | BGD-1958-L-98731

    1.Short title, extent and commencement
    2.Definition
    3.Application of the Ordinance
    4.Offence
    5.Punishment
    5A.Overriding Power of the Ordinance
    6.Jurisdiction and mode of trial
    7.[Repealed]

  14. Bangladesh - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Essential Services (Maintenance) Act, 1952 (No. LIII of 1952). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1952-12-14 | BGD-1952-L-98730

    1. Short title, extent and commencement
    2. Interpretation
    3. Employment to which this Act applies
    4. Power to order persons engaged in certain employments to remain in specified areas
    5. Offences
    6. [Omitted.]
    7. Penalties and procedure
    7A. Overriding power of the Act
    8. Bar on legal proceedings
    9. Saving of effect of laws imposing liability to national service
    10. Repeal of Ordinance XI of 1941 and savings


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