LAPFF & IndustriALL: Social protection for garment workers in Bangladesh: the Employment Injury Scheme

May 15th 2024


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Please join the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) and IndustriALL Global Union for a one-hour investor webinar on 21 May at 3pm UK/4pm CET, when we will explore the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) for ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh. Speakers will include pilot signatory brands Tesco and Fast Retailing, the NCCWE trade union, the Bangladesh Employers’ Federation, IndustriALL and GIZ, who will speak about the EIS and the impact it is already having.

The EIS pilot was created to bring Bangladesh, the world’s second largest exporter of garments, closer to comprehensive employment injury insurance. Such insurance is one of the most fundamental forms of social protection, an internationally recognized labour right central to building social resilience in the face of crises. The pilot is a concrete example of a social protection programme that is up and running: several dozen well-known brands and retailers are participating, and payouts from the pilot’s fund to affected workers are underway.

In the webinar you will learn more about this innovative programme, which brings together companies, trade unions, the government, supplier factories and the ILO to solve a sector-wide challenge. We will also discuss why the EIS is relevant to investors, and what they can do to support it.

The webinar will be moderated by John Gray, Vice Chair, LAPFF.

Register for the webinar here.