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January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Global jobs growth will halve in challenging 2023: ILO

Global employment growth is expected to slow down sharply to 1per cent this year compared to 2per cent in 2022, hit by the economic fallout of the war in Ukraine, high inflation and tighter monetary policy, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022

Devaluing women's unpaid care work is costing us all

Women in Bangladesh spend about 25 percent of their time daily on unpaid care work while men spend 3.3 percent of their time on the same.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Global job vacancies to decline at year-end: ILO 

The outlook for global labour markets has worsened in recent months and current trends of job vacancies will decline and global employment growth will deteriorate significantly in the final quarter of 2022, according to the latest report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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 today.

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 this work also constitutes child labour. This year, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO is focusing on improving the working conditions of young workers as well as bringing an end to child labour.

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 the ones it already ratified.

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 absenteeism, improve company image and customer preference, increase job retention rates and improve safety standards amongst other value additions.

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 themselves of a better future and the country of remittance.