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Bangladesh Labour Foundation

Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF) is a non-government; non-profit; non-partisan organization represents the interest of the working people in Bangladesh. BLF works for the welfare of workers, working people, professionals, women, children, employee and families by undertaking various programs and projects. We share a common determination to organize, to defend human rights and labour standards in Bangladesh, and to promote the growth of trade unions for the benefit of all working men and women and their families. BLF is committed to protect of the rights of all workers, create a productive and economic independent society that's free from poverty, discrimination and where people can exercise their basic social and human rights, social justice through activities that focus on youth and women, children and working people of Bangladesh. BLF established in 2001 and Registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Department of Social Welfare and Directorates of Youth and Sports.

What we do

- Capacity Building and support TU
- Advocacy and Lobbying
- Training and Education
- Elimination of Worst form of Child Labour
- Organising Forum and Networking
- Research and Studies
- Communication and Information
- Internship and Academic Collaboration

BLF visualize a society where the dignity and status would be determined by labour and disadvantaged with their capacities, attitudes and practices


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February 28, 2017

Branded Childhood: How garment brands contribute to low wages, long working hours and school dropout in Bangladesh

The research looks into the linkages between wages and working conditions of adult workers and the extent to which their children attend school or are engaged in work.
February 28, 2017

State of Living Wages and Contribution of Agriculture Workers in Food Security and Food Production Supply Chain

The agriculture laborers of Bangladesh are deprived and neglected section in the rural power structure; they are excluded from labor rights, education, health and basic ...
February 28, 2017

Baseline Study to explore the prevalence & nature of Child Labour & Socioeconomic Status in Keranigong

This study is to explore the prevalence and nature of child labour and household socioeconomic status in the Keraniganj.
February 28, 2017

Mapping study report on Organizing Workers in Keraniganj Apparel Hub, Dhaka, Bangladesh

This research focuses on working conditions in the Keraniganj garment workshops including: size of the workshops, products produced and supplier-buyer linkages. ...



  • Rana Plaza Day
    On April 24, 2013, the eight-storeyed Rana Plaza building in Savar collapsed killing at least 1,134 people, mostly women, and injuring thousands of others. Since then BLF observe the day with demand to achieve safe...
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April
    BLF marks the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April every year to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases in Bangladesh. Through this awareness-raising campaign BLF intend to...
  • International Workers Day – May Day
    The historic May Day observe by BLF in different areas of the country like elsewhere across the world through various programmes with a pledge to establish the rights of workers. BLF along with different trade unions...


April 7, 2020

Emergency Support needed for Informal Workers

When factories shut down without any notice, the workers become helpless. The large number of workforce in the country are engaged in informal works thus conditions like COVID 19 put them into ...
April 6, 2020

BLF emergency food support for Tannery Workers.

Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF) has distributed emergency food support to hundreds of Tannery Workers in Tannery Industrial Estate, Savar and Hazaribagh old Tannery Area. The workers were ...
April 4, 2020

BLF emergency food support for Informal RMG workers in Keranigong.

Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF) has distributed emergency food support to hundreds of Informal Local RMG Workers in Keranigong near Dhaka. These workers produces for the local market and mostly ...


Agricultural Workers of Bangladesh are most neglected in the society

The agricultural workers struggle for their legal rights, rights to land, proper land reform, food sovereignty, health and basic social services but constitute the majority of the rural population

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