Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

The Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) will pass a new labour code this winter, says a Panos report. The code proposes to reform 44 labour laws by broadly categorising them and removing their inconsistencies.

The changes drafted by the National Labour Law Commission are: waiving of restrictions on employment of women in night shifts; a ban on the industrial employment of children up to the age of 14; and uniform maternity benefits.

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