Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Bangladesh Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Labour Bill-2019 was placed in parliament on Monday to make it friendlier for the EPZ workers.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, who is in-charge of Prime Minister’s Office in parliament, placed the bill in the House.
Later, the bill was sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry for further scrutiny.
The committee was asked to place its report over the bill before the House within 15 working days.
Placing the bill, the minister said the proposed law will ensure fixation of minimum wage, recruitment, owner-labour relation, salary payment, accidental compensation, healthcare and security.
As per the bill, the EPZ workers will be allowed to form association to palce their demands.