Workers Resource Centre to support trade unions

The establishment of a Workers Resource Centre (WRC) to support the operation and capacity of trade unions takes a step closer.

News | 29 May 2017
A Workers Resource Centre has been established in Bangladesh
DHAKA (ILO News) - Representatives from the National Coordination Committee for Workers Education (NCCWE) and IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) have signed a trust deed for the establishment of a Workers Resource Centre (WRC) in Bangladesh.

The centre will provide capacity building training and other services to workers and trade unions. This will cover areas such as workers’ organizing, collective bargaining and negotiations, advice on the Bangladesh Labour Act and labour dispute resolutions.

Located in Dhaka between Uttara and Tongi, the WRC is scheduled to open in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

"The Workers Resource Centre will help strengthen trade unions in the RMG sector by assisting them to organize and collectively bargain in a more effective manner. This will help ensure better working conditions and job protection for trade union members while also boosting industrial relations and productivity”, said Tauvik Muhamad, Workers Education Expert of ILO  Bangladesh.

The signing ceremony was followed up with a first board of trustees meeting on 19 July, 2017 in Dhaka to agree on a five-year strategic plan for the WRC and a work plan for 2017.

The establishment of the centre has been supported by ILO’s Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations (SDIR) Project funded by Denmark and Sweden as well as ILO’s Workers Bureau (ACTRAV).