BILS has been working on labour issue since 1995 when it is established. BILS endeavors to uphold the causes of working people and Trade Unions of Bangladesh. 12 major National Trade Union federations are associated with BILS.
Keeping in view to build a just and democratic society, enabling the workers organizations to play appropriate role as a major force BILS emphasizes on capacity building of the Trade Unions through Trainings, research and information sharing. Protecting workers rights is the main objectives of BILS and it strives to promote just and worker friendly policies and Laws in Bangladesh. It also plays a catalyst role in bridging trade unions civil society and the government of labour market issues.
BILS, established by the labour movement, shall contribute to develop Bangladesh to be a prosperous democratic society based on social dialogue, where workers are free from all kinds of discrimination and exploitation and workers are not treated as commodity and the TUs are recognized as a respectable partner of progress and, where equal rights and opportunities are ensured in respect of ensuring decent work and fulfilling their basic needs like food, shelter, education, medical care, social security, freedom of association, rule of law, peace and progressive socio-cultural environment.
BILS’s Mission is to support the Trade Union movement in Bangladesh to act as the social partner and as vanguard for decent work, democratic development by overcoming the challenges and embracing the prosperity. BILS provides support to TUs efforts in social dialogue and negotiation for the rights of workers through research, analysis, position paper, training, advocacy/campaign and networking. BILS supports TU capacity building and organizing drives.