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  1. News

    Five years on from Rana Plaza: ‘Increase national capacity instead of foreign dependency’

    23 April 2018

    Trade union leaders and workers rights groups called to make the RMG safety progress a sustainable one by increasing national capacity instead of foreign dependency. They also demanded introduction of injury insurance scheme for workers to ensure proper compensation in case of industrial accidents.

  2. News

    The Real cost of Cheap Shirts

    21 April 2018

    Factory workers in Bangladesh toil for low wages and under precarious conditions to make clothing worn worldwide.

  3. News

    All Talk and No Action?

    20 April 2018

    Five years ago, over 1,100 garment workers lost their lives and hundreds became permanently disabled. How much has really changed at an institutional level­­? On the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, we turn the spotlight on the state—how much of its professed commitments to protect our workers has it kept?

  4. News

    This is the world's cheapest place to scrap ships' - but in Chittagong, it's people who pay the price.

    02 December 2017

    Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

  5. News

    Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  6. XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.

  7. Press release

    Examining two-year implementation of social security for workers in the digitalization era

    06 September 2017

    Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.