Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Bangladesh

The “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Bangladesh” Project seeks to bring national legislation in line with International Labour Standards and in particular ILO Conventions No. 87 and No. 98. The Project also supports the development of modern mechanisms for the recognition and protection of trade union rights. This includes the development of a transparent trade union registration system and an expeditious labour related complaints system within the Ministry of Labour. The Project also facilitates the adoption and implementation of capacity building Plans of Action for trade unions and the delivery of a large scale training programme on fundamental labour rights for workers in the readymade garment sector. To reduce the occurrence of industrial conflicts in the workplace and to prevent acts of anti-union discrimination and interference, the Project will support employers and trade unions to institutionalize good practices of labour-management cooperation through targeted training activities on interest-based negotiation and advisory services in export processing factories.