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The Bangladesh Labour Act 2006

Section 317. Director of Labour, etc.—(1) For the purpose of this Act, the Government
may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint a Director of Labour, necessary
number of Additional Director of Labour, Joint-Director of Labour and Assistant Director
of Labour.
(2) Where any Additional Director of Labour, Joint-Director of Labour and Assistant
Director of Labour are appointed, the Government shall in the aforesaid Gazette
demarcate their local limits of jurisdiction.
(3) The Director of Labour shall have superiendence and controll over all Additional
Director of Labour, Joint-Director of Labour and Assistant Director of Labour.
(4) The Director of Labour shall have the following powers and functions:
a) Registration and maintaining registers of trade unions under Chapter Thirteen;
b) filing complaint to the Labour Court for any offence or unfair labour practice or
for contravention of any provisions of Chapter Thirteen;
c) determining as to whether an establishment or group of establishments shall be
certified to work as a collective bargaining agent;
d) election of executive committee of trade unions and maintenance of any secret
election;
e) performing as a conciliator in any industrial dispute;
f) supervise the work of any participation committee; and
g) perform any other functions imposed by this Act or rules.
(5) The Director of Labour may by order in writing delegate his powers and functions to
any Additional Director, Joint-Director and Assistant Director of Labour.

Section 188. Notice of changes in the Constitution or Executive Committee.—(1) Every
amendment in the Constitution of any trade union, every change in their officers and any
change of their names and address must be informed by registered mail or by hands to the
Director of Labour within fifteen days of such change and the Director of Labour on
receiving such notice shall send a copy of it to employer concerned for his information.

(2) The Director of Labour may refuse to register such changes or amendments if any
such changes are made by violating the provisions of this chapter or of the Constitution
of a trade union.
(3) Any inclusion or exclusion of a member to a trade union federation shall be informed
by registered mail to the Director of Labour within sixty days of such inclusion or
exclusion.
(4) If there is any dispute with regard to the change of officers in a trade union or a trade
union is aggrieved by the order of refusal under sub-section (2) by the Director of
Labour, any officer or member of such trade union may appeal to the Labour Court.
(5) The Labour Court, within seven days after receiving any appeal under sub-section (4),
may, if it thinks fit, by recording reasons in it’s judgment, order the Director of Labour to
register the change of the trade union or its officer or direct fresh election of the trade
union under the supervision of the Director of Labour.