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    97.1pc female workers in low-paid jobs: ILO study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on September 08, 2020

    Most female workers in Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector are concentrated in low paid jobs and the participation of women in managerial positions has not improved...

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    Unemployment of youth may double

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on August 19, 2020

    An estimated 11.17-16.15 lakh youth in Bangladesh might be unemployed in 2020 due to the massive disruptions in economic activities and labour market caused by...

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    Pandemic creating ‘lockdown generation’ as one in six youths stop work: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 08:48pm on May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused surging unemployment worldwide, but has hit young workers especially hard, forcing more than one in six people aged under 29...

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    Half of world’s workers risk livelihoods: ILO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:16am on April 30, 2020

    Nearly half of the entire global workforce is in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organisation warned...

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    ILO urges governments to protect workers amid coronavirus crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:14pm on April 28, 2020

    The International Labour Organisation has urged governments to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in workplaces, with active involvement and dialogue with employers’ and...

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    Ratification of ILO conventions to protect migrants’ rights demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:20am on December 11, 2019

    Human rights of Bangladeshi migrant workers were being violated everywhere in absence of protective measures, said migrant and labour rights activists at a discussion marking...

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    ILO to help enhance work atmosphere: Anisul

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:07am on November 27, 2019

    Law minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said the International Labour Organisation had assured Bangladesh of providing all-out cooperation in enhancing the work atmosphere...

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    Precarious work makes women more vulnerable

    Radhika Balakrishnan and Magalí Brosio | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2019

    That is why the recent International Labour Organisation’s convention on violence and harassment at work is so important. Governments need to take it further, write...

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    ILO member states to propose inquiry commission against Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    A proposal to form commission of inquiry against Bangladesh would be placed before the next governing body meeting of International Labour Organisation to be held...

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    2021 declared year for child labour elimination

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:46am on July 28, 2019

    The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and has asked...