Legal regulation of 'decent work' : evidence from two big industries in Bangladesh

Rahim, Mia Mahmudur (2013) Legal regulation of 'decent work' : evidence from two big industries in Bangladesh. Australian Journal of Asian Law, 14(1), pp. 1-18.

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In most developing countries, the overall quality of the livelihood of labourers, work place environment and implementation of labour rights do not progress at the same rate as their industrial development. To address this situation, the ILO has initiated the concept of 'decent work' to assist regulators articulate labour-related social policy goals. Against this backdrop, this article assesses the Bangladesh Labour Law 2006 by reference to the four social principles developed by the ILO for ensuring 'decent work'. It explains the impact of the absence of these principles in this Law on the labour administration in the ready-made garment and ship-breaking industries. It finds that an appropriate legislative framework needs to be based on the principles of 'decent work' to establish a solid platform for a sound labour regulation in Bangladesh.

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ID Code: 61566
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: decent work, legal regulation, labour, Bangladesh, ILO, business ethics
ISSN: 1443-0738
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Federation Press Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2013 22:38
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 22:10

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