25 November 2013
Representatives from more than 30 countries meet in Geneva this week to discuss some of the challenges facing an industry that employs nearly 20 million people worldwide, including the shortage of skilled workers.
21 November 2013
Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.
18 November 2013
The new study by the ILO's Research Department presents a series of policies to achieve both economic growth and decent working conditions in Bangladesh.
24 October 2013
A few days after taking up his new post as Director of the ILO Country Office in Bangladesh, Srinivas Reddy found himself with a huge task ahead: the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy. He soon realized that the building collapse was not just about making garment factories in Bangladesh safer, it was also about changing rules and regulations worldwide.
24 October 2013
Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.
21 October 2013
Major ILO programme has been developed with the government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.
04 October 2013
In response to the Baldia Town Factory Fire in Karachi, Department of Labour, Government of Sindh, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) with the technical support of ILO, validated and officially launched a Joint Action Plan to promote workplace safety and health in Karachi.
23 September 2013
In New York, the ILO has signed new agreements with the Netherlands and the UK to respond to recent accidents in Bangladesh.
14 September 2013
Stakeholders in Bangladesh’s garment industry have developed strategies to strengthen the rehabilitation of garment factory workers and their families affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse.
07 September 2013
Garment industry stakeholders agree need for common safety standards.
02 September 2013
Sexual harassment is not just a violation of human rights, in the workplace it also damages productivity and professional relationships. Recent cases in India have drawn attention to the problem, but the ILO is working with employers and managers to address sexual harassment in the workplace and change attitudes.
05 August 2013
A number of initiatives have been launched in response to the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which expand upon ILO action following previous accidents in the country. The Director of the ILO Office in Dhaka, Srinivas B. Reddy, explains what these initiatives are and the steps that have been taken on the ground.
25 July 2013
The plan brings together the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety in the RMG Sector signed on March 24, 2013 in response to the Tazreen factory fire and the Joint Tripartite Statement adopted on May 4 in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
10 July 2013
The new compact aims to improve health and safety, labour rights and responsible business conduct in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry.
03 July 2013
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping to combat sexual harassment in garment factories in Jordan, through its Better Work programme.
01 July 2013
A leading environmental management company is the latest signatory to the Seoul Declaration, which gives employees the right to work in a safe and healthy environment.
21 June 2013
The Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of four international labour Conventions, the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81), the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).