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Orientation workshop for journalists held on corporate social responsibility, social justice and workers’ welfare and occupational protection and safety of construction workers

Leadres at the Journalist Orientation WorkshopBILS organised an orientation workshop for journalists titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and Workers’ Welfare and Occupational Protection and Safety of Construction Workers” on June 21, 2017 at BILS Seminar Hall.

The workshop was organised aiming to discuss about necessity of workers’ participation in CSR activities, CSR national and international perspective, position of Trade Union and BILS activities on CSR and present situation, occupational protection and way forward for social safety of construction workers. Two keynote papers regarding CSR perspective and Occupational Protection and Social Safety of Construction Workers were presented in the workshop.

Participants at Journalist Orientation Workshop

Participants at journalist orientation WorkshopDiscussants in the workshop recommended to increase compensation ofconstruction workers considering the present situation, to take steps against those found to be responsible for violating the safety rules of the worker, to fix workers’ wage according to market price, to appoint doctors for protection of workers’ health in case of multi storied building construction, to strengthen inspection system of government, to form area-based safety committee.

BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed moderated the workshop while BILS Advisory Council member and BILS CSR Unit Chairman Roy Ramesh Chandra, Joint Secretary General Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan, Bangladesh Labour Rights Journalist Forum President Kazi Abdul Hannan, Jatiya Sramik Jote Bangladesh General Secretary NAimul Ahsan Jewel, Imarat Nirman Sramik Union Bangladesh General Seretary Abdur Razzak, Bangaldesh Nirman Sramik Federation General Secretary Farid Ahmed, Nirman Sramik League General Secretary Shekh Md. Nurul Haque and media representatives discussed in the workshop.