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ILO conducts training for RMG sector's safety & competency
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Sep '14
The International Labour Organization (ILO) of Bangladesh, conducted two training programs titled ‘Strategic Planning Program for Women Trade Union Leaders in the RMG sector’ and ‘Enhancing Worker’s Participation in Occupational Safety and Health Committees’, to increase the organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees of the readymade garment (RMG) sector.

The training programs were organized by ILO’s Improving Working Conditions in the RMG sector program, which is funded by Canada, Netherlands, and the UK. The training was provided by the ITC (International Training Centre) Turin and Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV-ILO).

During the training sessions, around 35 women trade union leaders and organizers associated with the National Coordination Committee for Workers’ Education (NCCWE), learned about women’s rights and working conditions, freedom of association, collective bargaining and labour administration.

They also gained practical knowledge and skills on union organization that will enable them to educate and organize workers at factory level, in order to improve working conditions in the RMG sector.

The trade union member’s learned how to play a greater role in Occupational Safety and Health committees. With the help of interactive sessions, they studied how to identify hazards in the workplace and also gained an understanding of standards and guidelines concerning safety and health policies and systems.

The participants, in both the training events, also learned and practiced interactive techniques to pass on their knowledge to other staff in the workplace.

Mr. Srinivas B Reddy, the country director for ILO Bangladesh, said, “The workforce in the RMG sector is predominantly female. It is therefore crucial that women are trained to take leadership roles in order to make their voices heard when it comes to improving working conditions.”

He said, “One of the ways that this can be done is through strengthening women’s involvement and leadership in trade unions.”

“These training events will help build capacity of union staff and organisers too, and we look forward to replicating this type of training on a wider scale in the future,” Mr. Reddy said.

The Improving Working Conditions in the RMG sector program focuses on improving the RMG factory building safety, workers’ rights, and overall working conditions in Bangladesh.

The RMG sector is an integral part of the economy of Bangladesh, with an estimated 3,500 export-oriented factories in operation, providing employment to over 4.2 million workers. (GK)

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