Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Now a help line for Bangladesh workers' safety & rights
Now a help line for Bangladesh workers' safety & rights
16
Mar '15
To help readymade garment factory workers to make and resolve grievances relating to workplace safety or workers’ rights, a telephone help line has been launched with the support of the International Labour Organisation and the Norwegian government.
 
The Help Line – 0800 44 55 000 – will be run by the department of inspection for factories and establishments (DIFE).  Calls received on this number will be logged and forwarded to either DIFE, the fire service and civil defence department or the directorate of labour to deal with. The caller will then be contacted with a response.
 
Initially, the help line will target garment workers in Ashulia area in the suburbs of Dhaka, and once it proves successful in this area, it will be made available to workers across the country.
 
The ceremony to launch the help line was presided over by Mujibul Haque, Bangladesh’s minister of state for labour and employment.
 
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Srinivas B Reddy, country director ILO, said, “Over the last two years, unprecedented efforts have been made to enhance workplace safety and improve workers’ rights in the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh.”
 
He continued, “By providing workers with the chance to air grievances this Help Line gives a voice to the voiceless. It will also play an important role in facilitating better work place relations by helping address grievances that may otherwise escalate into mass protests or court cases.” (RKS)
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Indian govt relaxes cabotage rule for cotton transport

Textiles | On 25th May 2018

Indian govt relaxes cabotage rule for cotton transport

The Government of India has relaxed cabotage rules for transportation ...

Courtesy: Westside

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2018

Tata Group to open 30 new Westside stores this fiscal

Trent Ltd, a part of Tata group company, has decided to expand its...

Courtesy: L Catterton Asia

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2018

L Catterton obtains 10% stake in Future Lifestyle Fashions

L Catterton Asia, the Asian unit of the global consumer-focused...

Interviews View All

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

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

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

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

Leave your Comments


May 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search