The Workers’ Safety Equipment Exhibition and Safety Fair-2021 were inaugurated by BILS Chairman Md. Habibur Rahman Shiraz. BILS Advisory council member and JSJ Central Committee president Mesbahuddin Ahamed was the special guest at the Fair. BILS associated network members, Trade Union leaders, GO and CSO members also attend.
20 Stalls with Safety equipment, publications, and workers-friendly materials were set and ready for display for two days during the Fair. Citizens from all walks of lives, workers and trade union leaders, concerned organs of the government, CSO representatives were present in two days at various events.
The activities of the Fair included inauguration, Discussion on Workers’ Rights and Safety issues, Experience Sharing of injured Workers, display of Fire Extinguishing and other Safety Measures, Group and Panel Discussion, Cultural events, and concluding ceremony.
The different sessions of the 2-days Fair were presided over by BILS-LRSC Center Coordination Committee Chairman A M Nazimuddin, Member-Secretary Md. Safar Ali and Member Tapan Datta. Leaders from TU organizations and BILS Core Team members namely Chowdhury Mohammed Ali of BLF, Md. Nurul Abser of BMSF, A K M Mominul Islam of JSJ, Shaheneawaz Chowdhury and Advocate Md. Iqbal Hossain of BJSD, Uzzal Bishwash & Nasrin Akter of JSL, Tamanna Binte Azad of BFTUC, Md. Fazlul Kabir Mintu, Md. Abdur Rahim and Simu Das of TUC took part in the discussions of different sessions.
Major topics of Panel discussion in the Safety Fair were “Occupational Safety and Health of Workers in terms of Labour Law and Labour Rules”, “Prioritizing Safety Issues for Chattogram-based Workers”.
Speakers in the Safety Fair hoped that labour safety should be given utmost priority and labour law and labour rules should be properly followed by the employers in all sectors. We have to take all measures to save workers from unexpected accidental injuries and occupational hazards-all opined.