Press releases


  1. 64 Technical Schools and Colleges get approval to start delivering contract training to industry

    08 April 2015

    The Ministry of Education recently approved a proposal from the Directorate of Technical Education to grant 64 Technical Schools and Colleges (TSCs) more independence in financial management.

  2. On-line registration system for trade unions launched

    07 April 2015

    An on-line registration system for trade unions and trade union federations has officially been launched by Bangladesh’s Department of Labour (DoL) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Help line launched for Bangladesh worker safety and rights

    15 March 2015

    A telephone Help line for workers to make and resolve grievances relating to workplace safety or workers’ rights has been launched in Bangladesh.

  4. 110 newly recruited labour inspectors receive introductory training

    24 February 2015

    A total of 110 newly recruited labour inspectors are learning the skills necessary to help enhance working conditions and worker safety in Bangladesh.

  5. Major effort launched to complete remaining RMG factory inspections

    03 February 2015

    A major effort is underway to complete safety inspectionsof all remaining export-oriented ready-made garment factories.

  6. Employment injury insurance to benefit workers and employers alike in the RMG sector

    24 January 2015

    DHAKA – Bangladesh’s workforce and industry alike would benefit from the establishment of an employment injury insurance (EII) scheme according to specialists of the International Labour Organization (ILO)


  1. Government officials learn labour dispute resolution techniques

    20 December 2014

    Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Ministry of Industries joined a training on resolving labour disputes.

  2. Workplace cooperation in the RMG sector is vital to boost productivity

    18 December 2014

    Speakers at a consultation meeting titled “Workplace Cooperation in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Sector” with the senior management of RMG enterprises stressed on the importance of workplace cooperation to ensure sustainable growth of the RMG sector in Bangladesh. The meeting was organized by the “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Bangladesh” (FPRW) project of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 29 November 2014 in Dhaka.

  3. Sheuly picks up role model award

    15 December 2014

    Shuely Akter, a disabled sewing machine operator trained by the ILO/EU TVET Reform Project picked up a Platinum Role Model Award at the Bangladesh Social and Environmental Excellence Awards 2014 in Dhaka 9 December.

  4. New strategy seeks to reinvigorate Bangladeshi apprenticeship system

    11 December 2014

    The need to popularise apprenticeships and the benefits that this will have for both the workforce and the Bangladesh economy were discussed at a high level consultation held today

  5. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina officially opens Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries

    07 December 2014

    DHAKA – H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh officially opened the Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) during a ceremony held at the Dhaka Apparel Summit at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka today.

  6. Labour Inspectors trained on follow up to BUET inspections in RMG sector

    27 November 2014

    ILO stresses need for more systematic follow up to BUET RMG factory inspections The need for systematic and comprehensive follow up of fire and structural inspections of ready-made garment (RMG) factories by the Department of Inspections of Factories and Establishments (DIFE) was stressed by ILO at a recent workshop.

  7. Reaching out to industry

    06 November 2014

    Specialists from the ILO's skills program recently visited an Industrial Estate and Skills Development Centre in Tangail operated by the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC).

  8. Bangladeshis study mutual skills recognition

    03 November 2014

    The CO-Dhaka organized a mission to Jakarta to observe a workshop on mutual recognition of skills in the ASEAN countries.

  9. Skills programme staff find new home

    31 October 2014

    The TVET reform and B-SEP projects will soon be moving into new office space in the Gulshan 1 section of Dhaka.

  10. Employer-employee cooperation vital for RMG Sector development

    16 October 2014

    DHAKA – The need to promote dialogue and build trust between workers and employers to ensure sustainable growth of the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector was stressed by high-level speakers at an event on workplace cooperation held in Dhaka today.

  11. RMG trade union members learn safety and organisational skills

    24 September 2014

    Trade union members will be better placed to enhance conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector following a week-long programme of training activities designed to increase their organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees.

  12. Authorities urged to prepare for enhanced building and fire safety role

    17 September 2014

    Bangladesh needs to ready its institutional, regulatory and oversight mechanisms relating to building and fire safety to ensure a safe working environment in the ready-made garment sector once the current support from external partners ends a workshop heard today.

  13. ILO Provides 95 Motorcycles for Labour Inspectors

    07 September 2014

    DHAKA – A total of 95 motorcycles which will boost the capacity of government officials to carry out inspections at garment factories were handed over in a ceremony held in Dhaka today.

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    Progress booked after one year of ILO-EU-Bangladesh Compact on safety in garment factories

    09 July 2014

    A year ago, the ILO, the EU, Bangladesh and the United States signed a Compact to improve labour rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.