A day long workshop titled on ‘Review and Findings of Wage Earners Welfare Board Act 2018 Gaps and Prepare the Memorandum’ was held on Saturday.
Migration experts, rights activists and the representatives from national and international organizations took part in the day long discussion.
They made some recommendations for amendment of the act to include issues of re-integration of the returnee migrants, their family members.
If the women migrants returned pregnant, caring of their new born babies should be borne by the welfare board, they said.
Besides, the on-going WEWB scholarships for the migrants’ children should be made easier so that migrant children from the poor families could avail it, they said.
WARBE Development Foundation organized the workshop at the training room of Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra in the city.
Former MP and member of parliamentary Caucus on migration and development Roksana Yasmin Suty was the chief guest at the concluding session of the workshop.
She assured that she would take the recommendations to the government’s concerned wings for taking necessary steps for amendment of the law.
The Wage Earners' Welfare Board has been established as a statutory body through 'Wage Earners Welfare Board Act, 2018'.
The Act was gazetted on 29 July 2018 after being enacted in parliament as the 30th Act in 2018.
This is a procedural law that lays out the formation and work-plan of the Wage Earners' Welfare Board.