Covid-19 pandemic: Munnujan calls for active role of ILO to revive economy
Publish- November 07, 2020, 12:05 AM
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State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian on Friday urged the International Labour Organization (ILO) to play an active role to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and revive the economy of the country.
The state minister came up with the request in a virtual meeting of the ILO governing body on Friday night, said a press release.
ILO should work for ensuring responsible attitude of brand buyers and weak economic countries should get priority in the market entry, she said.
“ILO should also work for ensuring job security of immigrant workers,” she added.
The Prime Minister has announced a 31-point direction to reduce the crisis centering the pandemic, Sufian said adding that “The government has allocated stimulus packages of $ 13.25 billion.”
The government has been trying to reduce the damages since the beginning of the pandemic, she added.
Around one billion dollar was paid for the wages of garment workers, she said.