Government Policy

Govt considering sector-wise trade unions in industries

State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Huq today said the government is considering formation of sector-wise trade unions in industrial units.

Denmark will give technical assistance regarding this, he said speaking at a press briefing after a meeting with Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther at Bangladesh Secretariat in the city, said an official release.

The state minister said the government wants to make use of Denmark's experience to create confidence in owner-work relations in industries through social dialogue.

The state minister said social dialogues get importance to improve work environment and production in factories in European countries, including Denmark, and South Africa.

A delegation comprining labour ministry officials and labour leaders has recently visited factories and Denmark and South Africa to see how their experiences could be used to improve work environment and production in garment and other factories, he said, adding that those issues came up for discussions during his meeting with the Danish envoy.

Mujibul Huq said Bangladesh will be capable of inspecting, risk assessing and monitoring garment factory safety by 2018 and then there will be no need for overseas assistance for this.

The state minister said the Danish envoy has expressed satisfaction over the work environment in garment factories in Bangladesh and showed keenness to enhance cooperation for development of this industry.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)