The high-level mission is led by ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations, Gilbert Houngbo.
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said he was writing to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, urging immediate action to prevent a recurrence of the latest in a series of entirely avoidable workplace tragedies.
“Horror and regret must translate into urgent firm action,” said Ryder. “Action now can prevent further tragedy. Inaction would mean that the next tragedy is simply a matter of time. The ILO urges the Government of Bangladesh and its employers and trade unions to make use of its support and ensure that the Rana Plaza tragedy is the last of its kind.”
|ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations, Gilbert Houngbo, discusses purpose of the high-level mission to Bangladesh|
The ILO has expressed its deep sadness at the horrific loss of life and injuries caused by the collapse of the building on April 24 and its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved families.
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