University of Asia Pacific Department of Law and Human Rights Lesson Plan Course Code & Title: Law-225: Labour and Industrial Law and Human Rights Semester: Teacher: 2nd Year 1st Semester Md. Saleh Akram Office/Room: Room No. 203, House No.53/1 (1st Floor), Road No. 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Consultation/Contact Time: Email: Day 1 (Sunday) 11:00am to 4:00pm Day 2 (Monday) 2.00pm to 4.00pm Day 3 (Tuesday) 11:00am to 1:00pm Day 4 (Wednesday) 1.00pm to 4.00pm Day 5 (Thursday) 11:00am to 2:00pm [email protected] Mobile: +8801712339568 Course Overview: The Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 was made mostly during the British Colonia regime and Pakistan period and they were as many as 50 in number. In many cases these laws were outdated, scattered, inconsistent and often overlapping each other. In 1992 a Labour Law Commission was formed by the Government of the day which examined 44 labour laws and recommended to repeal 27 laws and it prepared a draft Labour Code in 1994. This draft of Labour Code, 1994 underwent series of changes in its vetting stages and finally the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 was passed by the Parliament on October 11, 2006.Section 353 of the Code has repealed 25 previous labour related laws. There are still 25 valid laws dealing with labour and industrial issues have not been repealed or consolidated and as such the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 although a consolidated Act has not consolidated all the laws in the field. Furthermore, although the name of the law is Bangladesh Labour Code, in fact, it is not a Code rather a consolidating legislation only. Standing Orders for Employment of Labour; Definition of Worker, Formation of the Contract of Service. Conditions of Employment and Classification of Workers, Leave and Holidays. Stoppage of Work, Lay off, Retirement, Fine, Dismissal, Termination of Employment, Grievance Procedure, Penalties and Procedure, The Law of Trade Unions : History of Trade Union Movement. Role, Function and Utility of Trade Unions. Registration of Trade Unions. Rights and Privileges of Registered Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Agents, Unfair Labour Practices. Settlement of Disputes: Origin of Labour Legislation. Right to Strike and Lockout. Industrial Disputes and their Settlement through Negotiation, Course Outline: Course objectives: Teaching Method: Prerequisites: Week Class Date 1 04-11-13 05-11-13 06-11-13 07-11-13 2 3 11-11-13 12-11-13 13-11-13 14-11-13 18-11-13 19-11-13 20-11-13 21-11-13 4 25-11-13 Conciliation, Arbitration and by Labour Courts, Constitution, Function and Power of Labours Courts and the Labour Appellate Tribunal. Labour Policy of the Government. Penalties and Procedure, Wages: Fixing of Right to Wages. Payment of Wages, Deductions and Claims out of Deductions from Wages, Factories Law: Early Factory Legislation, Health, Hygiene, Welfare, Working Hours, Overtime Employment of Workers. Leave and Holidays, Penalties. Shops and Establishment Law: Working Hours, Leave and Holidays, Provision for Health and Hygiene, Penalties. Workmen’s Compensation: Accidents and Diseases. Fatal Accidents, Employers Liability for Compensation and the Procedure for its Determination. The Functions of the Commissioner. The individual workers are economically weak. They cannot bargain with the employers for the protection of their rights and even for subsistence wages. The workers are exposed to certain risks in factories, mines and other establishments. Labour and industrial law provides for industrial harmony in the country. Industrial harmony is indispensable when a country plans to make economic progress. It is true that no nation can hope to survive in the modern technological age unless it is wedded to industrial development and technological advantage. So after completing this Course the student will learn the vital issues of Labour Law such as, the constitution of Labour Tribunal and Labour Appellate Tribunal, powers, classification of workers, rights of workers, inquiries or trials, dispute resolution system, punishments and so on. Lectures, Lab works, assignments, interactive sessions, field trips, plant visits etc. N/A Course schedule/ Class schedule Topic Reading assignment General Principles of Labour and Nature, Object, Industrial Law Necessity, Principles, General Principles of Labour and Fundamental Industrial Law Rights and General Principles of Labour and Directive Industrial Law Principles. General Principles of Labour and Industrial Law Workers and their classification Definition and classification Workers and their classification Workers and their classification Holiday (Ashura) Working hours, Leaves and Working hours, Holidays Leaves and Holidays Working hours, Leaves and Holidays Working hours, Leaves and Holidays Working hours, Leaves and Holidays Working hours, Leaves and Working hours, Work assignment N/A N/A N/A N/A 26-11-13 27-11-13 5 28-11-13 02-12-13 03-12-13 04-12-13 05-12-13 Holidays Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off Retrenchment Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off Retrenchment Tutorial No. 1 Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off Retrenchment Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off Retrenchment Discharge, Dismissal Termination Discharge, Termination Dismissal and and and and Topic 6 09-12-13 12-12-13 Discharge, Dismissal and Termination Discharge, Dismissal and Termination Discharge, Dismissal and Termination Employment of Adolescent 16-12-13 Holiday(Victory Day) 17-12-13 18-12-13 19-12-13 Employment of Adolescent Tutorial No. 2 Review Class MID TERM EXAM Employment of Adolescent Maternity welfare facilities Maternity welfare facilities Maternity welfare facilities Maternity welfare facilities Wages and Payment Wages and Payment Wages and Payment Wage Board Wage Board Trade Union and Industrial Relations Trade Union and Industrial Relations Trade Union and Industrial Relations Trade Union and Industrial Relations 7 8 9 10 30-12-13 31-12-13 01-01-14 02-01-14 06-01-14 07-01-14 08-01-14 09-01-14 13-01-14 14-01-14 15-01-14 16-01-14 11 20-01-14 21-01-14 To prepare assignment titled “Mere designation is not sufficient to indicate whether a person is a worker or an employer” Reading assignment Work assignment and Class Date 11-12-13 Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off and Retrenchment and Week 10-12-13 Leaves and Holidays, Stoppage, Closure, Lay-off and Retrenchment Discharge, Dismissal and Termination N/A Employment of Adolescent N/A Maternity welfare facilities N/A Wages and Payment N/A Wages and Payment, Trade Union and Industrial Relations N/A Trade Union and Industrial Relations N/A 22-01-14 12 23-01-14 27-01-14 28-01-14 29-01-14 30-01-14 13 14 03-02-14 04-02-14 05-02-14 06-02-14 10-02-14 11-02-14 12-02-14 13-02-14 Trade Union and Industrial Relations Tutorial No. 3 Trade Union and Industrial Relations Presentation & Viva Presentation & Viva Settlement of Disputes Settlement of Disputes Strike and Lock-out Labour Court Labour Court Labour Appellate Tribunal Workers’ compensation injury by accident Workers’ compensation injury by accident Review Class Trade Union and Industrial Relations Settlement of Disputes, Strike and Lock-out, Labour Court Labour Appellate Tribunal, for Workers’ for compensation for injury by accident To prepare assignment titled “Loopholes and Laws Relating to Women & Childs Right Regarding the Bangladesh Labor Act-2006” N/A N/A FINAL EXAM Basic text(s): Reference text(s): Additional reading material: Assessment / Assignment Methods: The Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 Md. Abdul Halim & Masum Saifur Rahman, The Bangladesh Labour Code, 2006, Sixth Edition, 2009, CCB Foundation. Md. Abdul Halim, The Bangladesh Labour Code, 2006, First Edition, 2008, CCB Foundation. D.L.R; A.I.R; B.L.D; Cr.LJ, B.L.T; M.L.R. Marks for assessment will be given by the course teacher through class tests, quizzes, assignments, presentation, class performance, class attendance etc. There should be at least (n+1) where ‘n’ is the number of class tests for a course. The course teacher must submit a copy of marks of Assessment (mentioning the fractions in class tests, quizzes etc.) of his course to the Head of the respective departments. Quiz Test: Description of components of assessment (Class test, class participation, midterm, final exams etc) 100% Assessment Marks 30 includes: Class test/ Assignment 10+ Class attendance 10 + Class performance & Viva voce 10. Grading Systems: Total Marks 100 includes : Assessment 30+ Midterm examination 20+ Final Examination 50 Grading systems to be followed for the course Each course has a letter grade equivalent to a certain number of grade points. Letter grades and their corresponding grade points are as follows: Letter Grade Grade Point 80% and above A+ 4.00 75% to less than 80% A 3.75 70% to less than 75% A+ 3.50 65% to less than 70% A- 3.25 60% to less than 65% B 3.00 55% to less than 60% B- 2.75 50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50 45% to less than 50% C 2.25 40% to less than 45% D 2.00 Less than 40% F 0.00 Exemption E -- Incomplete I -- Satisfactory S -- Numerical Grade Students’ responsibilities: Md. Saleh Akram Lecturer Department of Law and Human Rights University of Asia Pacific The students should attain the classes regularly and fulfill their work and reading assignments according to the instructions to extract the most out of the course.