Mr. Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury

Executive Director
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE)

Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury is the founder and Executive Director of Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) and was elected Secretary General of the Bangladesh Free Trade Union Congress (BFTUC) with 25 years experience in the area of labour policy, industrial relations, occupational health, safety and environment issues. Repon graduated in political science from the University of Dhaka in 1994. He is one of a leading OSH rights activist at Asian region contributing towards promotion of decent work and building workers power on OHS issues.

At national level, Repon made an important contribution in the process of formulation of national OHS policy for Bangladesh (2013), played a vital role as the workers' representative in the amendment process of Bangladesh Labour Act (2006, 2013 and 2018), and settled compensation for Rana Plaza tragedy victims and affected families in Bangladesh. Furthermore, over the years he served in different key positions at international level that includes Regional Education Secretary of IFBWW based in Malaysia (1995 to 1996), Titular member of ITUC-AP Regional Executive Council (2014 –2016); and as the International Coordinator of the Asian Network for Rights of the Occupational and Environmental Accident Victims (ANROEV) between 2017-2019.


10:05 - 10:50 am EDT / 14:05 – 14:50 pm UTC / 16:05 – 16:50 pm CEST
The changing world of work and COVID-19

The employment impacts of COVID-19 in many nations have been sharp and deep, while in others they have been less severe. In all nations COVID-19 can be seen to be shaping the future world of work. In this session, panelists will describe scenarios for the pace of global employment recovery, look at the future of work organization and the growth and impact of remote working arrangements, prevention measures for essential workers, the importance of social security protections, and policy reforms that may emerge in the post-pandemic period.

Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, CEO, Social Security Organisation, Malaysia
Mr. Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury, Executive Director, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, Bangladesh
Mr. Kris De Meester, Senior Advisor, Federation of Enterprises, Belgium
Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez, President, Latin-American Association of Occupational Health, Costa Rica
Mr. Phillip Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Lungu-Nkumbula, Board Chairperson, ENVIS Consulting Limited, Zambia

Mr. Rakesh Patry, Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada, Canada

English, French, German, Spanish