Feature articles

2017

  1. Upgrading skills in Bangladesh: Lower staff turnover, higher benefits for employers and employees alike

    03 October 2017

    Lack of opportunities for acquiring and upgrading skills in a systematic manner is a major constraint for the development of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry. The ILO is helping companies to meet this challenge.

  2. Seeking a win-win situation on migration

    11 September 2017

    ILO’s Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development is working with the Government of Bangladesh to operationalize policy and legal measures to support migrant workers. Chief Technical Advisor Deepa Bharati talks about what the initiative is trying to achieve.

  3. Better Work cartoons spark conversations from the boardroom to the factory floor

    25 August 2017

    Joint ILO-IFC programme promotes innovative approach to improve industrial relations in the global garment industry.

  4. Setting the course for improved workplace safety in Bangladesh

    24 August 2017

    The ILO supports Bangladesh’s efforts to develop a National Plan of Action for Occupational Safety and Health. ILO senior advisor on occupational safety and health, Alberto Cerda explains how this process is critical to improve working conditions in the ready made garment sector in Bangladesh.

  5. Employment Support Services provide bridge between industry and vocational students

    27 July 2017

    Bangladeshi companies are finding the skilled staff they badly need through the assistance of Employment Support Services

  6. Enterprise based training delivers results in Bangladesh

    19 July 2017

    Enterprise Based Training is helping one major Bangladesh Ready Made Garment company to reduce the numbers of low-skilled ‘helpers’ and providing a pool of trained staff to step in when staff shortages occur.

  7. Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

2016

  1. Women shout out for safer workplaces

    25 October 2016

    ILO is working with women trade unionists to boost awareness of occupational safety issues in the garment industry

  2. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  3. Jute means jobs in Bangladesh

    17 August 2016

    Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.