Child labours engaged in hazardous work

Young men in their teens work in the city’s Bangla motor area at road side “auto-repair shops”. They specialise in repairing broken or damaged plastic body parts of motor-bikes and motor-cars. Though highly skilled, these young men’s jobs are extremely hazardous. They use open fires to heat up metal files to shape solid and resin plastic, often burning themselves.

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Poverty behind child labour: Experts

Economic impoverishment has made child labour a reality in Bangladesh and in a poverty-stricken family, a child labourer is a “bread winner”. There is a high demand for employing children as cheap but efficient labour force in the country’s labour market. The Government of Bangladesh has enacted and adopted laws and policies, such as the Labour Act 2006 and

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