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

2017

  1. Video

    A better trained labour inspectorate | Zannat Ara

    04 December 2017

    ILO has helped develop a comprehensive foundational training programme for labour inspectors in Bangladesh. Some 200 inspectors have taken part in the 40-day course which gives them a solid grounding in the skills they need to carry out their work effectively. This work was supported by the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  2. Video

    A better trained labour inspectorate | Ujjal Deb

    04 December 2017

    ILO has helped develop a comprehensive foundational training programme for labour inspectors in Bangladesh. Some 200 inspectors have taken part in the 40-day course which gives them a solid grounding in the skills they need to carry out their work effectively. This work was supported by the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  3. Video

    Women inspectors reach out to workers on the factory floor

    02 December 2017

    ILO has supported the creation of a gender inclusive labour inspectorate in Bangladesh through training of female labour inspectors and the creation of a comprehensive inspection checklist that protects the rights of both women and men in the workplace. The work is carried out by ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made garment Sector programme supported by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  4. Video

    Introducing the Bangladesh labour inspectorate (animation)

    18 October 2017

    The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) plays an important role in ensuring worker safety and rights in Bangladesh. This short animation highlights just what DIFE does and how it can help workers. It was produced with support from the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  5. Video

    A stronger labour inspectorate for Bangladesh

    17 October 2017

    Since 2013 the ILO has supported the reform of the Bangladesh labour inspectorate so that it is better able to carry out its mandate in a credible, accountable and effective manner. The Inspector General of DIFE explains the changes that have taken place with support of ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment Sector programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  6. Access to finance

    Seeking financing solutions for industrial safety in the ready-made garment sector

  7. Publication

    RMG Programme Fact Sheet

    30 August 2017

  8. Interview

    Setting the course for improved workplace safety in Bangladesh

    24 August 2017

    The ILO supports Bangladesh’s efforts to develop a National Plan of Action for Occupational Safety and Health. ILO senior advisor on occupational safety and health, Alberto Cerda explains how this process is critical to improve working conditions in the ready made garment sector in Bangladesh.

  9. Press release

    Workers pick up safety quiz prizes

    25 July 2017

    A prize giving ceremony has marked the end of ‘Safe Workplaces, Go ahead Bangladesh’ radio campaign. The campaign raised awareness of basic occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector.

  10. News

    Netherlands signs up for 2nd phase of RMG programme

    29 June 2017

    Joins with UK government to continue efforts to improve working conditions in the garment sector