Latest: Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh (RMGP Programme)

2013

  1. Press release

    Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ILO to sign US$2.5 million agreement to support improved working conditions in Bangladesh

    02 June 2013

    The Norwegian Minister for International Development Mr Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås and the ILO Country Office for Bangladesh Director Mr Srinivas Reddy will sign an agreement on 3 June. The Norwegian Government will provide NOK14.5 million (US$2.5 million) to support workers' rights and labour relations in export industries in Bangladesh.

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    Workplace safety

    ILO welcomes accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh

    14 May 2013

    The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.

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    Workplace safety

    Conclusions of the ILO's high level mission to Bangladesh

    04 May 2013

    Joint statement issued by the tripartite partners at the conclusion of the ILO's high-level mission sent to Dhaka, Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza Building collapse.

  4. Labour Day

    Statement by ILO Deputy Director General in Bangladesh on May Day 2013

    01 May 2013

    by Mr. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, Deputy Director General of Field Operations and Partnerships

  5. Press release

    Fire safety - Tripartite partners adopt National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety for the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh

    25 March 2013

  6. Press release

    Women with disabilities boost Chittagong's growing RMG sector

    31 January 2013

    Chittagong Mohila Polytechnic Institute this week inaugurated a new competency-based sewing machine operator’s training program for women with disabilities.

  7. Press release

    New opportunities for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh

    31 January 2013

    Gazipur Technical School & College this week inaugurated a new sewing machine operator’s course which included persons with disabilities. The course is an important step towards meeting the growing skill needs of the quickly expanding readymade garments industry in Bangladesh.

  8. Press release

    Tripartite Meeting on Fire Safety in the Workplace in Bangladesh

    15 January 2013

    A tripartite meeting on fire safety in the work place in Bangladesh was organized jointly by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the ILO on 15 January 2013. Following the daylong deliberations, a tripartite statement of commitment was adopted and signed at the meeting.

2012

  1. Press release

    ILO’S Press Release on the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia

    27 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is greatly shocked and saddened by the tragic incident of fire in a garment factory at Ashulia adjacent to Dhaka on 24 November 2012 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of more than 100 workers. The ILO extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and conveys its sympathy to those injured due to the fire.