Visiting officials of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday sought the views of union leaders from different economic sectors on the labour situation in Bangladesh across six major areas.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.