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

2017

  1. Video

    Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    27 April 2017

    Since 2013, over 1,500 garment factories in Bangladesh have been inspected for structural, fire and electrical safety under a National Initiative supported by the ILO with funding from Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. A process of remediation is now underway and to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work we look at the improvements one owner has made to improve workplace safety in his factory.

  2. Event

    Better Work forum highlights challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh’s garment industry

    Better Work Bangladesh held its second stakeholder and buyer forum in Dhaka today (4 April) to explore progress made by the programme, challenges remaining and how to continue improve working conditions across the country’s garment factories while increasing their competitiveness

  3. Event

    Campaign launched to boost workplace safety in RMG sector

    A major new campaign launched 30 March 2017 aims to raise awareness of basic Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector

  4. 01 February 2017

    OSH Newsletter published by Bangladesh Employers' Federation

    07 March 2017

    Newsletter (October – December 2016) published by OSH Unit, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation highlighting OSH training efforts taking place supported by the Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment Sector programme

  5. Video

    RMG project update: February 2017

    22 February 2017

    ILO’s RMG programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom was launched in 2013 to improve working conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector. Programme Manager Tuomo Poutiainen explains progress to date and how this work will be built upon

  6. News

    Inspection checklist a new step in labour inspectorate reform

    02 February 2017

    A new inspection checklist developed by the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) with the support of ILO’s RMG programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom came into force on 1 January 2017. It marks another major step in the process of creating a modern, credible and transparent labour inspectorate for Bangladesh. ILO Programme Officer Hasina Begum explains just why the check list is so important.

  7. Publication

    Psychosocial counselling guideline for the survivors of industrial disasters

    25 January 2017

    This handbook on psychosocial counselling has been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents. In the aftermath of Rana Plaza the ILO with the support of Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom worked with ActionAid to provide psychosocial counselling for 110 workers. This has helped them to slowly but surely regain confidence to play an active role in society. Through the experience of working with these survivors many lessons have been learned. This handbook on psychosocial counselling has therefore been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents

2016

  1. Video

    Video Presentation: Improving social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in the Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 December 2016

  2. News

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails working conditions progress in Bangladesh

    13 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has praised progress made by Bangladesh to improve working conditions and grow its economy while calling for the benefits of development to be shared fairly.

  3. Articles

    Women shout out for safer workplaces

    25 October 2016

    ILO is working with women trade unionists to boost awareness of occupational safety issues in the garment industry