LABOUR AND RIGHTS
Tauhid Hossain Khan
Labour is the source of all wealth, the political economists assert. And it really is the source—next to nature, which supplies it with the material that it converts into wealth. But, it is even infinitely more than this. It is the prime basic condition for all human existence, and this to such an extent that, in a sense, we have to say that labour created man himself (Frederic Engels , cited in Mishra, 2012:1).
This chapter examines the United Nations (UN) conventions regarding labour rights and Bangladesh Labour Laws. In addition, this chapter assesses the status of ratification of UN conventions by Bangladesh. It also investigates the practices of labour laws in Bangladesh.