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Labour Act, Bangladesh (Annual Vacation and Holidays)

Labour Act, Section 117 (Annual Vacation and Holidays)

Under section 117 of the Labour Act, a worker who has completed one year of continuous service in an establishment is entitled to annual leave with wages for days calculated on the basis of the works of the preceding 12 months at the following rate:

  • one day for every 18 days of work, in the case of a shop, commercial, industrial, factory or road transport establishment worker;
  • one day for every 22 days of work, in the case of a tea plantation worker; and
  • one day for every 11 days of work, in the case of a newspaper worker.

Under section 118 of the Labour Act, every worker has a right of 11 days’ of festival holiday with wages in a year.

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