Press releases

2016

  1. ILO and UNFPA to collaborate on gender issues

    30 November 2016

    ILO and UNFPA to combine efforts relating to workplace violence as well as sexual and reproductive health rights

  2. OSH training for 800,000 RMG workers

    09 October 2016

    800,000 ready-made garment workers across Bangladesh are set to benefit from an occupational safety and health training programme launched today in Dhaka

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    Compensation arrangement agreed for victims of the Ali Enterprise factory fire in Pakistan

    10 September 2016

    An ILO enabled agreement has been reached on compensation for victims of the 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi.

  4. 315 inspectors receive electrical safety training to help reduce fire risk in RMG sector

    03 September 2016

    A training programme will build the electrical safety skills of inspectors to reduce the risk of fires in the RMG sector

  5. Trade union engagement with Better Work discussed

    29 August 2016

    Union participation in Better Work programme encouraged

  6. Interview with a Better Work Bangladesh factory owner

    25 August 2016

    Chowdhury A-A Quaseed is the Director of Ananta Group, one of the leading RMG exporters in Bangladesh and working with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB). He spoke about Ananta’s involvement with BWB, Participation Committee in the factory and other issues.

  7. BETTER WORK UPDATE – July 2016

    25 August 2016

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) is dedicated to improving working conditions, quality and productivity in RMG factories and to contribute to the sustainability and image of the industry. To achieve this goal, we build strong partnerships with government, employer associations, workers and their representatives and global apparel buyers.

  8. Social dialogue programme set to start operations

    31 July 2016

    A programme to promote social dialogue and enhance industrial relations in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector is set to start operations following the signing of the project document 31 July 2016.

  9. High interest rates, low financial literacy amongst barriers to RMG remediation: IFC/ILO Study

    20 June 2016

    High interest rates and a lack of financial literacy are highlighted as major obstacles to factories in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector from obtaining remediation financing according to a report launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dhaka today.

  10. Building Entrepreneurs – Exploring the way forward

    16 June 2016

    A recent forum heard about the value of giving young people entrepreneurship training

  11. Trade unions add voice to labour inspection strategy development

    05 June 2016

    Trade union representatives came together in Dhaka, 2 June 2016 to gain better understanding of labour inspection policies and strategies in Bangladesh.

  12. ILO and IOM ink agreement to strengthen collaboration

    25 May 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in Bangladesh around activities of common interest, in particular safe and skilled migration.

  13. IT equipment to strengthen Department of Labour

    23 May 2016

    Equipment to support the operation of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations Institutes (IRIs) provided by ILO’s Norwegian-funded FRLR Project.

  14. Bangladesh, ILO and Switzerland launch new initiative to support decent work for migrant workers

    03 May 2016

  15. Bangladesh celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time

    29 April 2016

    The Government of Bangladesh held a range of activities across the country to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work for first time on 28 April 2016.

  16. Workplace safety fails to keep pace with industrialisation - Srinivas Reddy, Country Director of the ILO, Dhaka

    28 April 2016

  17. Fire service and Labour Inspectorate to conduct joint inspections of RMG factories

    22 February 2016

    Inspectors from the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) and the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense (BFSCD) are gearing up to carry out joint inspections of RMG factories.

2015

  1. DIFE labour inspectors successfully complete online OSH course

    12 December 2015

    Inspectors from the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments have successfully completed a distance learning course on Occupational Safety and Health organized by ILO.

  2. 150 new entrepreneurs ready for business following ILO training

    11 December 2015

    150 new entrepreneurs will get down to business after receiving entrepreneurship training by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF).

  3. ILO Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project comes to a close

    08 December 2015

    The contribution of the International Labour Organization’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project to establishing a stronger skills development system in Bangladesh was recognized at a closing ceremony for the initiative held in Dhaka 7 December 2015.