A delegation of the European Union (EU) is coming to Dhaka today to discuss the labor sector of the country with the relevant stakeholders amid ongoing labor unrest.
The team will be led by Paula Pampaloni, EU Deputy Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific.
The delegation will meet the Foreign Secretary, Commerce Secretary and Labor Secretary on November 15. The meeting is expected to discuss various issues including the situation after the revision of the labor law, abolition of child labor and elimination of all forms of violence against workers.
BGMEA President Farooq Hasan said that an EU delegation is coming to Dhaka to see the country’s labor sector. BGMEA is scheduled to meet with them on November 14.
Charles Whiteley, the EU ambassador to Bangladesh, said the visit was aimed at a ‘holistic assessment’ of the implementation of the national action plan for the labor sector. Ambassador Whiteley is coming to Dhaka from Brussels with some members of the delegation.
Bangladesh has adopted a National Action Plan (2021-2026) for the labor sector and the plan is closely linked to the roadmap submitted by the Government of Bangladesh to the ILO Governing Body.
The roadmap aims to improve the country’s labor rights standards, including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.