Bangladesh-Indonesia Team

The Bangladesh-Indonesia Team visited Japan from January 12 (Sunday) to 25 (Saturday) 2020.

Visit to the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare

The participating countries, while facing problems, are continuing to achieve bullish economic growth. Perhaps because of this situation, the team members engaged extremely actively in the program and seemed to have an optimistic attitude regarding the outlook for their countries.

In the lectures, because of the large number of women participants, they seemed to be interested especially in gender equality and the participation of women in society. In addition, regarding Japan’s constructive industrial relations, although at the beginning their understanding appeared to be shallow, following daily follow-ups and actual contact with industrial relations through their visit to ANA Okinawa Airport Co., Ltd. and other activities in the regional program, they seemed to significantly deepen their understanding of and empathize with Japanese-style constructive industrial relations.

As well as ANA Okinawa Airport Co., Ltd., in the regional program the participants also visited RENGO Okinawa, the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, Good Job Center Okinawa, and the Okinawa Prefecture Council of Workers’ Welfare, engaging in lively discussions at each place.

The main proposals presented by the participants in their action plans were as follows:
• “In Japan the Hello Work public employment security offices provide job support to unemployed people and women. I also thought that the assistance provided for childcare so that women can work is marvelous. I want to urge our national center and government to collaborate and put such a system into practice, including in my own workplace. I want to engage in such activities over the next year.” (Bangladesh)
• “I will propose to the company management to establish a productivity committee to consist of representatives of management, workers, and the union. My goal is to establish such a committee by May of this year.” (Indonesia)
• “In order to share the knowledge and lessons that I have learned in Japan, I am scheduled to report about legislative matters, the workplace visit, the visit to RENGO [Japanese Trade Union Confederation], and so on to our national center’s convention to be held on Monday, July 27, 2020.” (Indonesia)
• “I will report about what I have learned in this program, such as Japan’s social welfare system, industrial relations, productivity movement, labour banks, mutual-aid insurance, Hello Work public employment security offices, and the activities of RENGO, to our national center’s company branches, regional branches, and central executive committee. The meeting will take place in early February 2020 with the attendance of at least 20 people.” (Indonesia)

List of Cooperating Organizations

National Association of Labour BanksRENGO Okinawa
Okinawa Prefectural Government OfficeGood Job Center Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture Council of Workers’ WelfareANA Okinawa Airport Co., Ltd.
Zenrosai Kyokai (National Association for Workers’ Welfare and Cooperative Insurance)

Many thanks to everyone.

Bangladesh-Indonesia Team Participants

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

1.NameMs. Nadia Alam
 Name of organizationBangladesh Garments and Tailors Workers Federation
 PositionOrganizing Secretary
 Union experience7

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

2.NameMs. Aisha Siddika Lizumone
 Name of organizationSiddikia Textail & Germents Workers Union
 PositionAssistant Secretary
 Union experience3

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

3.NameMs. Pinki Barma
 Name of organizationBangladesh Tea Estate Staff Assocaition
 PositionFocal Point, Women Affairs
 Union experience6

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

4.NameMs. Farida Yesmin
 Name of organizationWomen Sramik League- Tejgaon area
 Union experience15

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

5.NameMs. Afsana Aktar
 Name of organizationBangladesh Sanjukto Sromik Federation (BSSF)
 PositionGeneral Secretary Women’s Committee
 Union experience10

ITUC-Bangladesh Council(ITUC-BC)

6.NameMr. Jakir Hossain Mollah
 Name of organizationBangladesh Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal(BJSD)
 PositionOrganizing Secretary of Youth Committee
 Union experience9


7.NameMs. Trianti
 Name of organizationFSP-KEP
 Union experience10


8.NameMr. Eko Purwantoro
 Name of organizationPSP SPN PT ECCO INDONESIA
 Union experience17


9.NameMs. Rita Hendratiningsih
 Name of organizationConfederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU) KONFEDERASI SERIKAT PEKERJA INDINESIA(CITU/KSPI)
 PositionDeputy General Secretary
 Union experience20

Confederation of Indonesia Prosperity Trade Unions / Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia(KSBSI)

10.NameMs. Nikasi Ginting
 Name of organizationFederasi Pertambangan Dan Energi (FPE KSBSI)
 PositionGeneral Secretary
 Union experience21

Confederation of the All Indonesian Workers Union / Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia(KSPSI)

11.NameMs. Dini Rahmawati
 Name of organizationNiaga Bank Jasa dan Asuransi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia (NIBA KSPSI) / Federation of Commerce, Bank, Service and Insurace Workers
 PositionManagement of regional of Commerce, Bank, Service and Insurance Workers Union
 Union experience2

Photos of the Participants

Visit to the RENGO Headquarters

Visit to an industrial trade union federation ("Zenrokin")

Visit to Okinawa Prefecture Government Office