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April 2014

  1. © Munir uz Zaman / AFP 2014
    ILO: Rana Plaza is an opportunity to change how global supply chains operate

    24 April 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo says that the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh which killed over 1,100 garment workers in April 2013 can be a catalyst for change.

  2. © Jewel Samad / AFP 2014
    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.

  3. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
    Working conditions in Bangladesh: challenges and opportunities

    23 April 2014

    On the 28th April, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities will organise a panel discussion, to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of Rana Plaza. Discussions focus on the role of ILO and its constituents in the prevention of such tragedies. Below are some views of the attending participants’ to this panel about the current challenges to improve health and safety at workplace in Bangladesh.

  4. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
    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.

  5. New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  6. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014
    Ryder: Rana Plaza legacy must be improved working conditions globally

    03 April 2014

    The ILO Director-General highlights the human cost of poor working conditions and calls for action to ensure the Rana Plaza tragedy is not repeated.

  7. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
  8. 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. The daily struggle of a Haiyan widow

    24 March 2014

    Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.

  2. Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture second edition: New illustrations

    21 March 2014

    Approximately 100 of the illustrations accompanying the checkpoints were improved and revised in this second edition of the manual. The first edition was published in 2012 and it was well received by the ergonomic and occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners and professional bodies around the world. Certain users recommended improving the illustrations so that they reflect the best available ergonomic techniques and practice globally, rather than in a few project countries. ILO specialists and external experts reviewed and commented on the illustrations.

  3. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
  4. Norway funds effort to strengthen labour rights, improve occupational health and safety for 4,000 Bangladeshi workers in garment, leather and shrimp sectors

    16 March 2014

    "Decent Work and fair globalization are important and related objectives on the Norwegian Government’s agenda. Everybody must enjoy basic workers’ rights, work in an environment where standards are respected, and receive their share of the wealth created,” stated H. E. Ms Merete Lundemo, Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh.

  5. Viet Nam ratifies ILO Convention, showing strong commitment to work safety

    12 March 2014

    The Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, known as Convention 187, is expected to help the country with its work safety laws and international trade negotiations.

February 2014

  1. Ergonomic checkpoints Chinese second edition has been published

    27 February 2014

    Fully revised and expanded, this new edition of the highly successful Ergonomic checkpoints is aimed at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. Building on the wealth of experience of practitioners in applying these checkpoints, the second edition features revised text, additional checkpoints and new, full-colour illustrations.

  2. Union registrations rise sharply in Bangladesh garment sector: New labour laws pave way to improve conditions, workers’ rights

    20 February 2014

    The 30 labour officials examined recent changes to labour laws in Bangladesh, which will promote workers’ rights, and facilitate the registration of new trade unions.

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