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Meeting held between ILO Governing Body member and Trade Union Leadership

Ms. Catelene Passchier, Member, ILO Governing Body with BILS leaders

In connection to the recent visit of Ms. Catelene Passchier, Member, ILO Governing Body to Bangladesh, a Meeting was organized on 1 April, 2018 at BILS Seminar Hall. The meeting was organised aiming to discuss about contemporary issues of labour and Trade Union movement, labour law review by the observation of ILO and process of ILO insurance scheme.

Discussants in the meeting recommended for taking initiatives to unite Trade Union movement, campaigning for living wage, implementation of more structural and strategic ILO activities, functional role of DIFE and wage board in terms of workers interest, increasing workers minimum wage on the basis of current living standard, forming institutional framework for monitoring factory improvement.

BILS Advisory Council Member Shah Mohd. Abu Zafar and Roy Ramesh Chandra, Vice Chairman Alhaj Sukkur Mahamud, Secretary General Nazrul Islam Khan, Bangladesh Trade Union Sangha General Secretary Chowdhury Ashiqul Alam, Jatiya Sramik Federation Bangladesh President Quamrul Ahsan, Jatiya Sramik Jote Working President Md. Abdul Wahed, Samajtantrik Sramik Front General Secretary Razekuzzaman Ratan, Jatiya Sramik Jote Bangladesh General Secretary Naimul Ahsan Jewel, Bangladesh Trade Union Kendra Secretary Abul Kalam Azad, BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed and Project Coordinator Kohinoor Mahmood and Nazma Yesmin participated in the meeting.