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Of Bhutanese Labour Law and Its Toothless Bite

Last week, the National Council Members debated on ways to give Labour Ministry the teeth it required by instituting a tribunal to look at the cases and resolve it amicably.  This comes after seven years of having Labour Law passed in the parliament. The National Council Reasoned in Kuensel, “Wi thout a labour tribunal, the labour and human resources   ministry (MoLHR) is confronted with serious challenges in ensuring adherence to laws with regards to labour issues . The labour tribunal was expected to offer quick, informal and inexpensive way of settling disputes between employees and employers.” Out of the many cases that was left unresolved, my father’s case was one of them. The Regional Employment and Labour Office, Phuentsholing, made every effort to get it resolved. After through investigations, they issued letter to Chief Executive Officer of   Food Corporation of Bhutan to pay all the benefits. However, it only took one call from their Director to mess up everyt