The General Meeting and Election of Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies-BILS were held on September 29, 2019 at Engineers Institution Bangladesh (IEB) Seminar Hall, Ramna, Dhaka. The new Executive Council was formed at the meeting. Md. Habibur Rahman Siraz was elected as Chairman and Nazrul Islam Khan was elected as Secretary General.
Among others, Md. Mojibur Rahman Bhuiyan, Shirin Akhter, MP, Alhaj Sukkur Mahamud and Anwar Hossain were elected as Vice Chairmen; Md. Zafrul Hasan, Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan and Md. Serajul Islam were elected as Joint Secretary Generals; Rafiqul Islam Rafiq was elected as the Finance Secretary; Md. Kabir Hossain, Advocate Delwar Hossain Khan, Rowshan Jahan Sathi, Md. Alauddin Mia, Abdul Kader Howlader, Nurul Islam Khan Nasim, Md. Shafar Ali and Abul Kalam Azad were elected as Secretaries and Md. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Md. Abdul Wahed, Md. Shakil Akhter Chowdhury, Umma Hasan Jhalmal, BM Zafar, Pulak Ranjan Dhar, Nasrin Akter Dina, Kazi Rahima Akhter Sathi and Shamim Ara were elected as Executive Members.
Earlier, BILS Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan addressed the opening ceremony of the General Meeting chaired by BILS Chairman Md. Habibur Rahman Shiraz. Country Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) Tuomo Poutiainen and Resident Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Tina Marie Blohm were present at the meeting as Guests of Honour. Vice Chairperson of BILS Shirin Akhter, MP and Joint Coordinator of Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (SKOP) Kamrul Ahsan also spoke on the occasion.
Speakers at the meeting lauded the progress made by the BILS on the rights and labour issues and said that the role of the BILS in organizing workers within the country is immense. They hoped that in the coming days, BILS would make relentless efforts to regain the rights of the working people and in this case the solidarity of the government and other organizations would continue.
Members of BILS General, Advisory and Executive Council and Trade Union leaders attended the meeting.