Established in 1995, Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies-BILS is the only labour institute of the country. As an apex organization, 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 up 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 training, research and information sharing. Protecting workers rights is the main objective 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 on labour market issues.