A delegation of International Training Centre of ILO led by its Director (Training) Andreas Klemmer met with BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at his office on Saturday.
Neeran Ramjuthan, Programme Manager, Labour Administration and Working Conditions Cluster, ILO Bangladesh, and SM Borhan Uddin, Programme Officer, Governance, Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations (SDIR) Project ILO Country Office for Bangladesh were also present in the meeting, said a press release.
They discussed various issues including the role of IRI (Industrial Relations Institute) as per BLA (Bangladesh Labour Law) and BLR (Bangladesh Labour Rules), in support of the capacity building of employers and workers’ representatives on issues related to industrial relations.
Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA thanked the ITC-ILO for their continuous support to Bangladesh’s RMG industry over the last few years.
He also highlighted the apparel industry’s committed efforts in the area of worker’s rights, well-being and freedom of association.
ANM Saifuddin, Labour Affairs and ILO, briefed them about the effectiveness of the IRI and praised the initiative, also recommended making it more functional through tripartite collaboration between employers, workers, and government organisations.