Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said Bangladesh have made significant improvement in its labour standards as the present government from the very beginning is working relentlessly to implement a roadmap as per planning.
“The government is committed to remove the existing small problems in the labour sector and we are working relentlessly to implement those commitments,” he said.
The minister said these while addressing virtually the 343rd meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body last night.
Later, he presented progress in implementing the roadmap formulated to execute the targets stipulated for 2021-2026 tenure for further improving the country’s labour standards.
The meeting is taking place on virtual platform from November 1 and will continue till November 13, an official release said here.
Anisul Huq further said Bangladesh government has already approved the matter of ratification of protocol 29 of ILO Convention regarding forced labour, adding: “Pre-application service desk has been set up at all the offices of Department of Labour to assist in registration of trade unions.”
“The number of trade unions in RMG sector now stands at 1,045 from 132 in 2013. The success rate of trade union registration is around 90 per cent.
We’ve made appointment in 89 posts of labour inspector through Public Service Commission.
We’re further modernizing the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments with additional manpower and funding,” he added.