Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / ActionAid lists 5 points to secure Bangla RMG workers
ActionAid lists 5 points to secure Bangla RMG workers
18
Apr '16
Ahead of the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh that killed over a thousand workers, international NGO ActionAid has come up with five recommendations to improve the condition of garment factory workers in the country.

It has recommended incorporating a compensation mechanism that clarifies the calculation criteria and reflects the prevailing socio-economic reality within the national legal framework

ActionAid has also recommended strengthening the designated government department to continue the factory inspection and streamline the process of providing permits for setting up factories.

The third recommendation asks for ensuring that the 'true spirit' of 'freedom of association' prevails by adequately empowering the trade unions to collectively bargain for their rights.

It has also suggested minimizing the loopholes in the labour law to make it worker-friendly.

ActionAid also stressed on the need to continue the social dialogue for broader accountability framework for the global fashion brands need to be in place to ensure workers safety and basic rights. This framework would ensure accountability of major stakeholder throughout the value chain.

The recommendations have made been made following a survey ActionAid commissioned to critically analyse the responses to the tragic incident and also raise the crucial questions on how to institutionalize them with in the national legal framework and the broader international accountability framework.

While the spontaneous emergency response was commendable and the efforts taken by the governments, international buyers, apex bodies, non-governmental organizations is a step towards ensuring workers' rights and safety, issues continue to persist around job security of workers from factories that do not meet safety requirements, extent of economic reintegration and physical and psychosocial well-being, the survey found.

The survey acknowledged that three years after the Rana Plaza building collapse, the scenario of the Bangladesh RMG sector has started to change. But in order to sustain the developments, shape the RMG sector towards a safer, responsive and accountable sector, development efforts need to be continued. Responsible partnership of stakeholders is still important to address the challenges.

The survey found an upward trend in socio-economic reintegration. While a large number of survivors have opted for self-employment, the growing flow re-joining the garments sector cannot be ignored. While the personal loss of survivors and kin of deceased is irreplaceable, majority of respondents from the survey considered the initiatives taken by the multiple stakeholders as effective.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Warangal textile park gets environment clearance

The Kakatiya Mega Textile Park, coming up in Warangal district of...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X