Published: Monday, April 29, 2013


ILO delegation to visit Savar


A delegation of International Labour Organisation (ILO) is arriving in here on International Labour Day, May 1, to talk about working environment and labourers’ rights and visit the site of Savar building collapse.

The visit comes days after Wednesday’s deadly crumbling of nine-storey Rana Plaza that left at least 381 dead and hundreds injured.

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, deputy director general for field operations and partnership, ILO, will lead the four-member delegation during the four-day visit, Fazlul Haque, president of Bangladesh Employers Federation, told reporters during a press briefing at Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry building Monday.

The team will also sit with the two associations of garment owners — Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

Rana Plaza, which housed five garment factories, a branch of Brac Bank and a shopping mall, caved in turning the spotlight again on poor working conditions of the country’s RMG factories.

  • Sylhet Bd

    Why now? After the incident! Look everywhere in Bangladesh, violent laborer law, even foreign company like oil and gas field.They don’t want to follow the rules which made by company own self. Ten years ago i used to work on Unocal 76,now is CHEVRON Bangladesh which is working in Sylhet region, i claimed my overtime and other benefits, they terminated me and sent to home. I appealed to Chittagong labor court 2 and won the case and got benefits.The company lost case, I alone fought against the company. Nobody helped me, because everyone getting high salary and they don’t want to lose the job.