Domestic Workers Rights Network-DWRN, under the management of BILS and with the support of Oxfam, organised an opinion sharing and planning meeting titled, “Formation of Combined Association for Organised Domestic Workers with the Initiative of Network affiliated National trade Union Federations” on June 20, 2017 at Dhaka Ahsania Mission Seminar Hall.
The meeting was organised aiming to forming a combined association for organised domestic workers with the initiative of network affiliated national Trade Union Federations as well as taking recommendations for outlining farther strategy.
Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik Federation President Rafiquzzaman chaired in the meeting while Sramik Karmochari Oikya Parishad-SKOP Coordinator and BILS Joint Secretary General Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, Jatiya Sramik Federation Acting President Quamrul Ahsan, Trade Union Center Vice President Dewan Mohammad Ali, Oxfam Bangladesh Economic Justice Resiliency Program Manager Dr. Khalid Hossain, BILS executive Direcor Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed, Project Coordinator Nazma Yesmin and Advocacy Coordinator Adv. Mohammad Nazrul Islam discussed in the meeting. Along with the representatives of network affiliated organisations, labour rights organisations, domestic workers organisers, Trade Union leaders and domestic workers participated in the meeting.
Discussants in the meeting recommended to form network affiliated Trade Union Federation based committee, form National Domestic Workers Association, area based single committee consisting of all the network affiliated federations working in that particular area and involve SKOP with domestic workers movement.