A group of development activists and bureaucrats on Monday underscored the need for protection of workers’ rights, expansion of social security for working people and development of a mechanism to cope with automation at work.
Addressing a dialogue on Inclusive Growth and Decent Work, they said those were crucial factors for sustainable growth and development.
The Economic Relations Division (ERD) organised the dialogue with support of UNDP funded Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project at its Agargaon office in the capital. ERD additional secretary Monowar Ahmed chaired the session.
Center for Policy Dialogue (CDP) research director Khondoker Golam Moazzem presented basic issue and information on discussion topic.
He asked the authorities concerned to address the issue of labour standard in the context of LDC graduation and sustainable development goals (SDG), Bangladesh will have to comply with the global labour standard.
The participants of the dialogue also emphasized maintaining standard minimum wages for workers in all formal and informal sectors, taking special attention on occupational safety and health in different industrial sectors in addition to RMG.