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Government agrees to allow limited trade unionism
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Jul '08
In order to protect the rights of the workers, Government of Bangladesh has agreed to allow limited trade unionism at factories, which was until now prohibited under the state of emergency.

During the launching ceremony of a service book for readymade garment (RMG) workers at the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) auditorium on July 24, Anwarul Iqbal, Jute and Textile Adviser said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has already completed its preliminary task for allowing trade unionism within a restricted framework.

With the objective of providing a better standard of living for RMG workers, garment owners have been urged to maintain such service books and pay adherence to it.

This 16 page service book has been introduced with the joint efforts of BGMEA and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA).

This service book will be the first of its kind in Bangladesh and will essentially serve the purpose of bringing about transparency in paying wages to the workers and ensuring them certain rights.

These books will be distributed among the workers within the next two months and legal action will be taken by BGMEA against those owners who do not comply with this policy within the stipulated time.

Additionally, an orientation course on introducing welfare committees for RMG workers at factory level will also be launched by the middle of next month.

In fact, the Government is also in favor of appointing issue-based lobbyist firms in different countries to ensure that domestic goods get easy access to markets across the world. The BGMEA has also recommended conducting studies on the impact of the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) to enhance bilateral trade and boost economic activities.


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