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Dr Yunus gets bail over violating labour laws

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th October, 2021 11:54:31 AM
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Dr Yunus gets bail over violating labour laws

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to Grameen Telecom Chairman and Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus in a case filed for violating labour laws.

Dhaka's Labour Court- 3 chairman issued the bail order after Muhammad Yunus surrendered before the court, seeking bail in the case.

Earlier, SM Arifuzzaman, labour inspector of the department, filed the case with the Dhaka's Labour Court on September 9.

The court has issued summons to the four to appear before it by October 12.

The other accused in the case are Grameen Telecom Managing Director Md Ashraful Hasan, board directors Nur Jahan Begum and Md Shahjahan.

According to case files, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment noticed several violations of labour law during a recent inspection at Grameen Telecom.

The violations include failing to permanent the jobs of 101 workers and employees, not forming workers' participation fund as well as welfare fund, and failing to provide 5% of the company’s dividend to workers.