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


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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


  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

  4. Publication

    Manual for capacity building of DIFE inspectors on follow-up of preliminary safety assessments and CAP development

    20 October 2016

    This manual provides guidance for inspectors on how to follow up preliminary safety assessments of RMG factories and the development of Corrective Action Plans (CAPS).

  5. Press release

    OSH training for 800,000 RMG workers

    09 October 2016

    800,000 ready-made garment workers across Bangladesh are set to benefit from an occupational safety and health training programme launched today in Dhaka

  6. Event

    Labour inspection strategy for Bangladesh under development

    The development of a first ever labour inspection strategy for Bangladesh took a step closer following the start of a consultation process on the contents of a draft.

  7. Press release

    315 inspectors receive electrical safety training to help reduce fire risk in RMG sector

    03 September 2016

    A training programme will build the electrical safety skills of inspectors to reduce the risk of fires in the RMG sector