Press releases

April 2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Maritime Labour Convention

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

    04 April 2014

  6. 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.

March 2014

  1. © Flickr / mlibrarianus 2015

    Skills development

    ILO: Businesses need to invest in education and training

    31 March 2014

    Companies should engage more proactively in education and training to accompany the shift from industrial to information-based knowledge economies.

  2. South-South Cooperation

    ILO-ACTRAV sign agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)

    27 March 2014

  3. ILO Governing Body

    Committee on Freedom of Association: Protecting rights, saving lives

    26 March 2014

    In the last decade alone, more than 2,000 trade unionists worldwide have been released from prison following an examination by the CFA. Watch a backstage interview with Committee members Paul van der Heijden (Chairman), employers’ representative Peter Anderson and Yves Veyrier, workers’ representative.

  4. International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Slave Trade

    ILO live chat with descendants of the hero from “12 Years A Slave”

    21 March 2014