DHAKA, Nov 7, 2017 (BSS) – Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today laid emphasize on trade union for ensuring rights of women workers in the country.
“Female workers have introduced a new era in country’s workforce and the government is inspiring workers of the country to form trade union to ensure their rights especially for women,” he said.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a views-exchanging meeting on ‘Mark the way of equality between male and female for overall development of trade union’ at Brac Centre in city’s Mohakhali area.
“The government is working to empower women in the country. There is a remarkable women participation in local government elections,” he added.
Voluntary organisation ‘Karmojibi Nari’ organised the programme where around 30 female representatives from garments factory, tannery and construction workers took part, said a press release.
Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies department of Dhaka University Dr Tania Huq presented research paper with founder president of Karmojibi Nari and convener of Narisramik Kantho Shirin Akhter Mp in the chair.