Bangladesh has reportedly acknowledged that the rate of rejection of applications for trade union registration in the country is still high! This it did while finalising its response to the complaints made by worker delegates of some countries against Bangladesh about non-observance of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions.
“We have finalised our response to the complaints and it would be sent to the ILO by 30 January. We have included our progresses regarding labour rights issue including trade union registration, workplace safety and worker wellbeing,” maintained Labour Secretary KM Ali Azam speaking to the media.
The response relates to the complaints about violating ILO conventions related to freedom of association, right to organise and to bargain collectively and labour inspection.
“We acknowledge that the rejection rate is still high, which can be reduced through training of DOL [Department of Labour] officials concerned and the workers. With support from the ILO we are continuing our efforts in this regard,” the response reportedly read.