Introduction: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights entered into force on 3 January 1976. Article of this covenant elevated us about tread union and the right of the workers. In this assignment I will discuss about article 8 of the covenant, interrelated international laws, tread union, legal situation of tread union in Bangladesh, how much Bangladesh labor act support the covenant and my experience about the discussions. Article 8 and explanation: Recognizes the right of workers to form or join trade unions and protects the right to strike. It permits these rights to be restricted for members of the government administrators. Relevant international law: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), make up the International Bill of Human Rights. In accordance with the Universal Declaration, the Covenants Recognize that, the ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom and freedom from fear. This international law also declarer, the right of everyone to form, join trade unions and elect their representative of their choice. Trade Union: Generally Trade union is an organization of workers. It is formed with a view to improve the condition of workers, in the organization and in society. And also for collective bargaining with management. A trade union bridges the relationship between workers and workers and also between workers and employers.
Comparison between covenant and Bangladesh labor Act (BLC 2006): Bangladesh labor act was passed on 2006.I will discuss two article of BLC. ·
Article 176: workers and employers can join tread union, draw their constitution and can elect their representative freely. This article supports the article 8 of the covenant.
Article 179: this article prescribe requirement for registration. Means that with out minimum...
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