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


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    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.

  2. Press release

    ILO and BEF ink agreement to enhance Occupational Safety and Health in the RMG sector

    28 May 2015

    DHAKA - A major push to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Bangladesh ready made garment industry is underway following the signing of an agreement between the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) and International Labour Organization (ILO) today.

  3. Press release

    ILO stresses need for Bangladesh Labour Act implementation rules to reflect international standards

    24 May 2015

    DHAKA - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has stressed the importance of ensuring that the proposed implementation rules for the Bangladesh Labour Act comply with international labour standards

  4. News

    ILO joins hands with Bangladesh IndustriALL Council

    24 May 2015

    ILO has joined hands with the Bangladesh IndustriALL Council (IBC) to further strengthen workers’ rights and working conditions in the ready-made garment industry.

  5. Employment injury insurance

    A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

    24 April 2015

    Workers who were victims of Rana Plaza were uninsured and intensive efforts to compensate them had to be made after the fact. The ILO says the accident is a wake-up call to establish national employment injury insurance so all workers are protected when accidents happen.

  6. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, challenges and way forward

    23 April 2015

    At 8:54 am local time on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed claiming more than 1,100 lives and leaving many more injured. Over the past two years, the ILO has been working with its local and international partners on several fronts to improve the situation of workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry.

  7. Press release

    Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  8. Statement

    Remembering Rana Plaza: The road ahead

    22 April 2015

    Remarks by ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, at a multi-stakeholder event at the European Parliament in Brussels on 22 April 2015.

  9. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Factory inspector, a challenging but honourable job

    22 April 2015

    Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.

  10. Press release

    ILO calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for greater social dialogue among representatives of government, employers and workers within the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the gains this would bring.