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Name: Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. 30 of 2013).
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013-07-22
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2013-L-94286
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Abstract/Citation: Makes a large number of amendments to the 2006 Act. In particular the Act amends the 2006 Labour Act with respect to: adding a new section concerning the status of workers (section 4); compensation due to death (section 19); termination of employment (section 23, 24 and 27); adding a new section 28A entitled 'Employers-Workers relations due to any disaster beyond control or damage thereby'; resolving dispute over a child's age (section 36); dangerous work for children (section 39); emergency exits (section 62); access to gangways, stairs etc. for workers (section 72); adding a new section 78a concerning mandatory use of personal safety equipment; notification of competent authority in case of incident (section 80); establishment of a health centre in companies employing more than 5000 workers (section 89); adding a new section on formation of a safety committee (section 90a); adding a new section 94a entitled 'Residential Facility for Physically Challenged Workers'; compulsory group insurance (section 99); adding a new section 124a entitled 'Payment of dues including wages through conciliation'; adding a new section 140a entitled 'Special Power of the Government'; prohibition on deducting money to survivors of a worker who has died (section 155); provisions on social dialogue, trade unions and dispute resolution (sections 168, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 183, 187, 200, 202, 202a, 205, 211, 213, 214, and 215); employers and companies responsibilities (sections 232, 233, 234, 235, 236).
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