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Seminar on Implementing Labor Law in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh

Seminar on “Implementing Labor Law in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh” held at UAP. The Department of Law and Human Rights of the University of Asia Pacific has organized a seminar titled “Implementing Labor Law in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh” on 24 August 2015.

Ms. Marion Champoux-Pellegrin, a student of McGill University, Canada presented a research paper conducted under the supervision of Dr. A N M Atahar Ali, Head of the Department, Department of Law and Human Rights, UAP.

Her findings suggest that the Bangladesh Labor Law 2006 significantly covers majority of the requirements of the different general codes of conduct. If a factory is 100% compliant to the national law, it will cover approximately 85% of the requirements of the other general codes of conduct.

Hence RMG factories should be encouraged to improve their compliance with the national law as a first step towards meeting the compliance demands of the brands and retailers who they supply to.

Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor of UAP, in his welcome speech of the seminar, has mentioned about a research which shows that the per square feet rent of the slums, where the laborers live in Kamrangi char, is higher than that of flats in the cities.

Deputy Director of Department of Labor (DOL) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Abu Ashrif Mahmud has given detail information about the functioning of the DOL.

Mr. Dylan Tromp, CSR Specialist of UNICEF spoke as panel speaker. The Seminar ended with the vote of thanks given by Professor Dr. MR Kabir, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific.

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