Labour rights integral part of BD economy: PM

Published: September 19, 2017 20:54:53 | Updated: October 24, 2017 13:52:38


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has taken the issue of labour rights as an integral part of the economy and society.


“We are looking to the protection of labour rights as an integral part of the economy and society as our commitment for the protection of human rights and labour rights remain steadfast," she told a high-level meeting of Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth in New York on Monday.


Pointing out the programmes for promoting the Global Deal for Decent Work in collaboration with Sweden, the prime minister said Bangladesh believes that if the overall socioeconomic development is ensured, it will eventually enhance decent jobs and labour rights.


She said the Bangladesh government has started implementing the"Better Work Programme" under which a massive training programme is going on under the Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations Project.


The PM said the 'Tripartite Consultative Council' dedicated for addressing the RMG sector labour issues has been established.


The high-level follow-up meeting of the last year’s ‘Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth’ was convened to take stock of progress in labour situation and pave the way for future efforts in promoting social dialogue on the issue. – BSS

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