Monnujan calls for safe migration

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian called for steps to make migration safe and orderly on humanitarian grounds.

She was addressing a plenary session of a seminar on Monday marking the centenary of the founding of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

The minister said that type of work is changing drastically.

“We have to move forward amid such changes, as every change gives rise to new scope and challenge,” she said.

The minister also said that demand for green jobs has been on the rise due to climate change.

“So, the green jobs will run green economy in the future,” she said.

Sufian said workers have to be skilled in their respective arena in accordance with the growing demand.

“We need to invest more in developing skills of youths, but education should be life-long education,” she said.

The minister said many people will lose their jobs due to new technology and new field will be created.

“To this effect, policy for effective education and development of human resources are very important along with improving efficiency of our workers,” she said.

Listing government’s various initiatives for ensuring safety in working places, the government will form a permanent industries safety unit soon, which is now working as ‘Reform Coordination Cell’ in readymade garment sector, said the minister.