Press releases

April 2014

  1. International Labour Conference

    Media accreditation information for the 103rd ILO International Labour Conference

    29 April 2014

  2. Youth employment

    The ILO announces winners of “Fund for Evaluation in Employment 2013”

    28 April 2014

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    ILO and European Commission to bolster cooperation on safety and health at work

    28 April 2014

    Both institutions pledge closer collaboration in promoting safety and health in workplaces around the world, especially in emerging countries

  4. © Jewel Samad / AFP 2015

    Garment industry in Bangladesh

    One year after Rana Plaza: Progress and the Way Forward

    24 April 2014

    Employer and union representatives join the ILO, donors and Government of Bangladesh representatives at a high-level event in Dhaka to mark the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy.

  5. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Employers’ Seminar on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining emphasizes training on rights and responsibilities.

    24 April 2014

    Dhaka – Employers’ organizations expressed their full respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining at a high-level meeting here, organized by the BGMEA, BKMEA and BEF, with senior representatives of the Government of Bangladesh and the ILO.

  6. Press release

    The Rana Plaza Coordination Committee pays out BDT 50,000 to each victim of Rana Plaza collapse

    22 April 2014

    The Rana Plaza Coordination Committee has made today made available approximately BDT 14,20,00,000 to make payments of 50,00BDT to eligible claimants through the BKash system. Payment is being made in respect of all injured workers, dependents of the deceased and missing workers, as well as the non-injured workers.

  7. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2015

    Garment industry in Bangladesh

    ILO Deputy DG welcomes advance payments to Rana Plaza survivors and victims' families

    22 April 2014

    Initial disbursements of TK 50,000 (US$ 645) made to survivors and families of those who died in the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013.

  8. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Officials of over 140 newly registered RMG sector Trade Unions receive Orientation on Freedom of Association

    22 April 2014

    Leaders of 141 newly registered trade unions of the RMG factories along with leaders of over 80 trade union federation in Bangladesh received a day long orientation on issues like collective bargaining and freedom of association.

  9. Maritime Labour Convention

    ILO, Maritime sector to address abandonment of seafarers and shipowners’ liability

    04 April 2014

  10. Decent work

    ILO Head and Danish Prime Minister discuss EU employment and workers’ rights

    03 April 2014

    Danish Prime Minister announces additional funds for the ILO’s work on improving workers’ rights in developing countries during a meeting with the ILO Director-General.