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

2013

  1. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    Emerging from the ruins of Rana Plaza

    24 October 2013

    Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.

  2. Press release

    Major ILO programme aims to make Bangladesh garment industry safer

    22 October 2013

    The US$24m programme has been developed with government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  3. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    Major ILO programme aims to make garment industry safer

    21 October 2013

    Major ILO programme has been developed with the government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  4. Press release

    ILO to launch major new programme to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Bangladesh will launch a new programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, on Tuesday 22 October in Dhaka.

  5. Press release

    ILO to launch major new programme to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Bangladesh will launch a new programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, on Tuesday 22 October in Dhaka.

  6. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2022

    Bangladesh

    ILO Director-General's statement on the Aswad garment factory fire

    08 October 2013

  7. Press release

    Bangladesh Minimum Wages Board returns from study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam

    07 October 2013

    Members of the Minimum Wage Board returned to Dhaka on Friday from a study tour to Cambodia and Viet Nam. The aim of the study tour was to better understand the approaches taken in other countries in order to inform the Board’s on-going negotiations on a new minimum wage for Bangladesh’s 4 million garment workers.

  8. Skills training

    Getting skills and jobs to Bangladesh's poorest

    01 October 2013

    People from rural Gazipur and remote North Bengal, Bangladesh’s poorest region, are now being employed in the readymade garments sector after completing a 3-month skills training programme. The project is a partnership between Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries, IDLC Finance, the ILO TVET Reform Project, Gazipur Technical School and College, Care Bangladesh and Shiree.

  9. Informal apprenticeships

    Pakistan learning lessons from Bangladesh in structuring informal apprenticeships

    27 September 2013

    A five-day visit of fourteen high-level officials from Pakistan’s public and private sector concluded today. The officials were here to learn about how the government and industry are working together to structure apprenticeships in Bangladesh’s informal sector, in trades such as motorcycle servicing, mobile phone servicing, tailoring and dressmaking.

  10. Bangladesh

    Apprenticeships for youth employment

    17 September 2013

    Informal apprenticeships are an effective way to ensure youth employment and empowerment, high-level officials from the ILO, BRAC and the Ministry of Primary & Mass Education stated this week. The comments were made after almost 1,000 learners from UNICEF’s Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children (BETRUWC) programme successfully completed a six-month BRAC & ILO skill training programme and have just started work in the informal economy.