BILS, with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) organised a meeting for dissemination research report titled, “Core Labour Standard Plus (CLS+) : Linking of Trade and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Bangladesh” on April 26, 2018 at BILS Seminar Hall.
Exploring the link between trade and labour standards in Bangladesh’s RMG sector as well as footwear sector are the main objective of the study. Institute of Bangladesh Studies at Rajshahi University Professor Dr. Jakir Hossain presented a keynote paper on the research where he explained the three types of certification such as legislation, core labour standards and noncore labour standards which are necessary to export any product from Bangladesh to abroad.
Discussants in the meeting took decision on translating and publishing the research report in Bengali for better understanding of national stakeholders. They recommended to sensitize National and Trade Union Leaders about the core labour standard situation in RMG & Footwear sectors in Bangladesh and Identify the role and responsibilities of trade union leaders for way forward
The meeting was presided over by BILS Vice Chairman Md. Mojibur Rahman Bhuiyan while BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed wwas present as moderator. Besides, FES Residential Representative Tine Blohm, Tannery Workers Union of Bangladesh President Abul Kalam Azad, Representative of InsdustriAll Bangladesh Ruhul Amin, Jatiya Sramik Federation President Quamrul Ahsan, Department of Social Work at Jagannath University Asst. Professor Mostafizur Rahman, JSJB General Secretary Naimul Ahsan Jewel, JSL Youth Trade Union Leader Abdul Halim were present among the discussants in the meeting.