The government has planned to decentralise labour courts across the country.
Two labour courts from Dhaka will be relocated to Tongi and Narayanganj while two other new courts will be set up in Sylhet and Rangpur.
Law Minister Anisul Huq told this at the inauguration a three-day training course on “International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation” on Tuesday.
International Labour Organization and Judicial Administration Training Institute organised the training for judges and judicial officers.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque said: “The government is committed to ensuring labour rights in Bangladesh.”
Norwegian Ambassador Sidsel Bleken said the training “will play a key role” in upholding rights of workers.
ILO Country Director Srinivas B Reddy said, “The training will help build a harmonious system of labour relations and it will be valuable for judges and lawyers seeking to settle labour disputes.”
Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque and Judicial Administration Training Institute Director General Khondker Musa Khaled were, among others, present at the inaugural ceremony.