A closing ceremony of Education-Training Programme first batch of Academy of Work to build capability of Young Trade Union Leaders regarding social dialogue was held on October 28, 2017 at Hotel Lake Castle in Gulshan. This programme was jointly established by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Bangladesh Institute of Labour Stuies-BILS and BRAC University Institute of Governance and Development.
Being Present as Chief Guest Former Secretary of Ministry for Labour and Employment Mikail Shipar distributed certificates among the trainees. FES Resident Representative Franziska Korn delivered the welcome speech while BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed was present as Moderator. Besides, BILS Advisory Council Member Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Sramik-Karmochari Oikya Parishad (SKOP) Joint Coordinator Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, IndustriAll Bangladesh Council Former Chairman Amirul Haque Amin, BRAC University Institute of Governance and Development Executive Director Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman delivered their speech in the programme among others.
Discussants in the programme said, with the perspective of economic change in the current world, new challenges for trade unions are being created. This Education-Training Programme has been organised aiming to build capacity of trade unions for coping all these challenges and playing appropriate roles.
This Residential Education-Training Programme was launched on April 2017 with the cooperation of National and International experts to develop responsible leadership of workers movement, to build capability for effective social dialogue and discussion with the perspective of global supply chain. This programme was organised aiming to develop young trade union leadership on international relations and social partnership. A total number of 16 representatives from different sectors including RMG, Construction, Transport, Postal and Telecommunication participated in the first batch.