BILS organised a consultation meeting with women committees’ leadership of national trade union federations on January 30, 2023 at BILS Seminar Hall with a view to draw their recommendations on ratification of ILO convention 190 .
Women committees of NTUC is the associate wing of the National Trade Union Centers which are responsible particularly for the organizing of women workers in Bangladesh. They have been unionizing women workers at the factory, regional & national levels as well as conducting awareness-raising discussions, facilitating capacity-building training on collective bargaining & negotiation, grievance handling, maternity protection, gender-based violence & different workers’ rights issues among women workers. Undoubtedly the women’s committees’ leaderships are the potential stakes of the national trade union activities. Regarding their potentiality, BILS & CARE BD considered organizing consultation meetings with the women’s committee’s leadership to expedite the ratification of ILO convention 190 for drawing their recommendations.
Ms. Shamsun Nahar, MP, a prominent woman trade union leader & secretary, EC committee of BILS presided over the program where Rowshan Jahan Shathi, former MP and member, advisory council, BILS, Nargis Jahan, Member of BILS EC committee and many others women committee leaderships & BILS women leaderships were present & contributed in the meeting. Besides Babul Azad from CARE Bangladesh and Kohinoor Mahmood & Monirul Kobir were present & facilitated the events from BILS.