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  1. News

    "Give accident insurance to workers"

    24 April 2018

    Workplace accident insurance should be introduced for workers in all industrial sectors to ensure security, said speakers at a roundtable yesterday

  2. News

    'We will mourn the dead and struggle for the survivors'

    24 April 2018

    Five years after Rana Plaza Tragedy, there is a lot left to do.

  3. News

    Five years on from Rana Plaza: ‘Increase national capacity instead of foreign dependency’

    23 April 2018

    Trade union leaders and workers rights groups called to make the RMG safety progress a sustainable one by increasing national capacity instead of foreign dependency. They also demanded introduction of injury insurance scheme for workers to ensure proper compensation in case of industrial accidents.

  4. News

    The Real cost of Cheap Shirts

    21 April 2018

    Factory workers in Bangladesh toil for low wages and under precarious conditions to make clothing worn worldwide.

  5. News

    All Talk and No Action?

    20 April 2018

    Five years ago, over 1,100 garment workers lost their lives and hundreds became permanently disabled. How much has really changed at an institutional level­­? On the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, we turn the spotlight on the state—how much of its professed commitments to protect our workers has it kept?

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    This is the world's cheapest place to scrap ships' - but in Chittagong, it's people who pay the price.

    02 December 2017

    Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

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    Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.