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18 February, 2020Together with senior leaders of IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) and the IBC Women’s Committee, 115 youth representatives participated at the convention which resulted in the launch of a youth committee.
Kasarunnabi Rubel, youth committee president, said:
“We will organize more young workers, highlight women and youth issues and create youth networks to share information and make sure their concerns are heard.
“Addressing precarious workers concerns and efforts to stop sexual harassment at workplaces will be key priorities of the youth committee.”
The youth committee is made up of 19 people, six of whom are women.
China Rahman, IBC general secretary, said:
“Forming a women’s committee and a youth committee are significant steps towards establishing sustainable union structures.
“We will work to ensure that IBC affiliates will actively encourage and allocate resources for youth to take active part in union activities, as well as creating the appropriate space for their involvement in union leadership positions.”
Union representatives participating in the convention agreed to establish youth committees in their respective unions, and to involve more young workers in union activities.
Apoorva Kaiwar, IndustriALL South Asia Regional Secretary said:
“It is encouraging to see IBC’s efforts to enhance the role of youth and women in union activities. We congratulate the newly elected youth committee and are sure that this will contribute to building union power.”