Workers Rights & Gender Based Violence in the RMG and TU capacity to Deal with These

Draft report from  the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies last year, about the current situation in Bangladesh regarding workers’ rights, violence against women workers in the garment industry, and the extent that trade unions can deal with these issues. Also generally a v good clear insight on how the garment industry is set up in BD. For the actual report click here.

Notes:

(RMG= ready-made garments; GBV=gender based violence)

The setting

  • Child labour is at its lowest in the garms industry
  • garms industry makes up 80% of BD’s total earnings
  • 3.2m workforce
  • BD is under high scrutiny to achieve sustainable development goals
  • BD has the second highest market share globally of the RMG industry with 9%, China number one at 39%

Chapter Two: Stakeholder analysis- Important institutes in BD involved in the garms industry

Chapter Three: Situation Analysis- what is the situation now

Chapter Three: Trend analysis- what has changed

Chapter Four: Underlying situations associated with claiming and defending rights: Workers don’t claim rights

Chapter Four: Underlying situations associated with claiming and defending rights: Trade unions cannot effectively defend rights

Chapter Four: Underlying situations associated with claiming and defending rights: Non-responsive Governance

Chapter Five: Conclusion/Recommendations

 

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