Trade union engagement with Better Work discussed

Union participation in Better Work programme encouraged

News | 29 August 2016

Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) held consultations with members of the National Coordination Committee for Workers Education (NCCWE) and the IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC) recently to foster greater engagement of workers’ organizations in the programme.

The consultations took place 22-23 August 2016 in Dhaka. They created opportunities for workers representatives to participate in Better Work’s efforts to address workplace problems and sought to ensure union participation in sectoral and national-level discussions on topics such as industrial relations.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Louis Vanegas, Programme Manager BWB, Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan of the NCCWE and Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed of IBC. Participants joined the event from union federations in Dhaka and Chittagong.

“This consultation will allow workers’ organizations to actively contribute to the BWB implementation process and improve the livelihoods of workers engaged in the RMG sector,” said Louis Vanegas.