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BIWTA Sramik Karmachari Union loses registration

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The High Court on Monday declared illegal the registration of Sramik Karmachari Union of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).

The High Court on Monday declared illegal the registration of Sramik Karmachari Union of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).

Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice Mohammad Ullah’s bench also asked the Department of Labour to scrap the registration within 30 days.

Advocate Mantu Chandra Ghosh, the petitioner’s counsel, said the activities of Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) of BIWTA will remain shut until the next election.

The court order came after BIWTA Employees Union General Secretary Mojibur Rahman challenged the organization’s legality.

According to the prosecution, BIWTA’s Sramik Karmachari Union got registration from the labor department in February 2016 and was recognized as an organization by CBA four months later.

The petitioner argued that the labor law allows registration of only three trade unions in a state-owned organization. 

But BIWTA provided registration to four organizations. 

It concealed the fact and illegally gave registration to the Sramik Karmachari Union.

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