Local factory remediator RCC now fully functional: Bangladesh

BDApparelNews Desk
29 May 2019  

Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken meeting State Minsiter for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian at the latter`s office on May 28, 2019. Photo Courtesy: PID

Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken meeting State Minsiter for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian at the latter`s office on May 28, 2019. Photo Courtesy: PID

State-run Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC), that is meant to take over the work of Accord after the agency’s exit, is now fully functional, Bangladesh government has said.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian is fully confident that the RCC will successfully take up and continue the factory remediation work after the exit of Accord, the European agency for factory remediation that will stay beyond February 2020.

State Minsiter Sufian was conveying the confidence to Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken when the latter paid a courtesy call at her ministry office on May 28, 2019, says a press release issued from the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Briefing further on the progress with RCC, State Minister Sufian said 120 engineers have already been recruited and trained for the purpose. “They are well adept to take up the work,” she said.

The two dignitaries discussed on a wide range of issues including trade unions at factories. Both sides stressed on social dialogue between factory owners and workers in order to create a congenial workplace atmosphere at the factories.

Norwegian Ambassador Bleken said her government is interested in working further in the social dialogue issue – especially that of in Bangladesh’s apparel industry.

Among others present during the meeting were labour and employment ministry’s Acting Secretary KM Ali Azam, Additional Secretary Syed Ahammad and labour directorate’s Director General AKM Mizanur Rahman.