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July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

Rupganj incident illustrates importance of complying with fire safety codes: ILO

The Rupganj incident illustrates the importance of taking adequate fire safety measures while constructing buildings in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a statement...

April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

Educating the youth for a safe future of work is crucial

In the Asia-Pacific region, more people than anywhere else start working from a young age. As youth, they often work in hazardous and exploitative jobs to earn income for their families. Some of...

March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017

Where is our RMG sector headed?

Of the 27 conventions, Bangladesh is yet to ratify the ILO convention concerning “Minimum Age for Admission to Employment”, and has often failed to provide timely reporting on the implementation of...

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

CPD hails reform measures

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday lauded the reforms made after the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure workers' safety at

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

Developing a supportive and inclusive workplace culture in Bangladesh

The ILO has been promoting the position that employment of people with disabilities makes good business sense. People with disabilities tend to increase productivity, boost company morale, reduce...

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Global unemployment set to rise through 2017: ILO

Global unemployment rose in 2015 and is expected to worsen further over the next two years, the International Labour Organization has said Tuesday, citing downturns in key emerging economies.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Bangladeshi migrants get less for lack of language skill

Bangladesh’s migrant workers toil in foreign lands for longer hours compared to peers from other countries, but they earn much less as they lack skills and face a language barrier, depriving...

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

Nat’l employment injury insurance to be established

Germany, Bangladesh and International Labor Organization (ILO) have signed a tripartite deal to support the establishment of a National Employment Injury Insurance System in Bangladesh.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes '...