Press releases

2014

  1. Workplace cooperation in the RMG sector is vital to boost productivity

    18 December 2014

    Speakers at a consultation meeting titled “Workplace Cooperation in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Sector” with the senior management of RMG enterprises stressed on the importance of workplace cooperation to ensure sustainable growth of the RMG sector in Bangladesh. The meeting was organized by the “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Bangladesh” (FPRW) project of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 29 November 2014 in Dhaka.

  2. Sheuly picks up role model award

    15 December 2014

    Shuely Akter, a disabled sewing machine operator trained by the ILO/EU TVET Reform Project picked up a Platinum Role Model Award at the Bangladesh Social and Environmental Excellence Awards 2014 in Dhaka 9 December.

  3. New strategy seeks to reinvigorate Bangladeshi apprenticeship system

    11 December 2014

    The need to popularise apprenticeships and the benefits that this will have for both the workforce and the Bangladesh economy were discussed at a high level consultation held today

  4. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina officially opens Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries

    07 December 2014

    DHAKA – H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh officially opened the Centre of Excellence for the Bangladesh Apparel Industries (CEBAI) during a ceremony held at the Dhaka Apparel Summit at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka today.

  5. Labour Inspectors trained on follow up to BUET inspections in RMG sector

    27 November 2014

    ILO stresses need for more systematic follow up to BUET RMG factory inspections The need for systematic and comprehensive follow up of fire and structural inspections of ready-made garment (RMG) factories by the Department of Inspections of Factories and Establishments (DIFE) was stressed by ILO at a recent workshop.

  6. Reaching out to industry

    06 November 2014

    Specialists from the ILO's skills program recently visited an Industrial Estate and Skills Development Centre in Tangail operated by the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC).

  7. Bangladeshis study mutual skills recognition

    03 November 2014

    The CO-Dhaka organized a mission to Jakarta to observe a workshop on mutual recognition of skills in the ASEAN countries.

  8. Skills programme staff find new home

    31 October 2014

    The TVET reform and B-SEP projects will soon be moving into new office space in the Gulshan 1 section of Dhaka.

  9. Employer-employee cooperation vital for RMG Sector development

    16 October 2014

    DHAKA – The need to promote dialogue and build trust between workers and employers to ensure sustainable growth of the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector was stressed by high-level speakers at an event on workplace cooperation held in Dhaka today.

  10. RMG trade union members learn safety and organisational skills

    24 September 2014

    Trade union members will be better placed to enhance conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector following a week-long programme of training activities designed to increase their organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees.

  11. Authorities urged to prepare for enhanced building and fire safety role

    17 September 2014

    Bangladesh needs to ready its institutional, regulatory and oversight mechanisms relating to building and fire safety to ensure a safe working environment in the ready-made garment sector once the current support from external partners ends a workshop heard today.

  12. ILO Provides 95 Motorcycles for Labour Inspectors

    07 September 2014

    DHAKA – A total of 95 motorcycles which will boost the capacity of government officials to carry out inspections at garment factories were handed over in a ceremony held in Dhaka today.

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    Progress booked after one year of ILO-EU-Bangladesh Compact on safety in garment factories

    09 July 2014

    A year ago, the ILO, the EU, Bangladesh and the United States signed a Compact to improve labour rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.

  14. A journey toward safe workplace - Srinivas Reddy, Country Director of the ILO, talks about the progress in ensuring factory safety

    07 July 2014

  15. 125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  16. Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  17. Trade union leaders in the Asia Pacific region to consider strategies to halt weaking of union rights

    24 June 2014

    Around 40 trade union leaders from 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region are attending a seminar organized by the ILO Bureau for Workers‘ Activities (ACTRAV) on strengthening union activities. The seminar is taking place at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 - 26 June.

  18. Seminar on "Industry-TVET Institute Relationship" Marked the Successful Completion of “TVET Week 2014”

    24 June 2014

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 2014 observed from 18-24 June 2014, throughout the Bangladesh to raise awareness on skills training and expansion of the TVET.

  19. Center of Excellence Project Aims to Create Skilled Workforce for RMG Sector in Bangladesh

    10 June 2014

    The Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization have signed a new project to establish a Center of Excellence (COE) for Ready Made Garment Sector aimed at creating a skilled labour force for the export oriented industry.

  20. Occupational Safety and Health Awareness Plans to Prevent Accidents in the RMG Factories

    26 May 2014

    Speakers at a day long planning workshop on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) stressed on the need for building OSH awareness in the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) factories to reduce risk of accidents and to prevent accidents at work places.