amfori Responds to Bangladesh Action Plan on Labour Sector

29-10-2021

 

Bangladesh has recently implemented a National Action Plan on the Labour Sector.  It is intended to better align the legislation with ILO conventions, and to address concerns raised by the European Commission and European External Action Service at the end of 2019.

amfori is generally positive of the Action Plan but has some concerns over the timetable to eliminate child labour and improve the labour law within export promotion zones.  To that effect, we have issued the following statement and have written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

amfori members can read an overview of developments in Bangladesh here

Stuart Newman, Senior Legal Advisor – Sustainable Trade & Customs