Trade unions and industrial relations in bangladesh: human resource aspect 1 taslim ahammad 2 farjanarahman shanta 3 mohammad morad hossain 4 md julker naim 1assistant professor, bangabandhu sheikh mujibur rahman science and technology university, gopalgonj bangladesh 2llb, llm. Blf works for the welfare of workers, working people, professionals, women, children, employee and families by undertaking various programs and projects we share a common determination to organize, to defend human rights and labour standards in bangladesh, and to promote the growth of trade unions for the benefit. Iosr journal of humanities and social science (iosr-jhss) volume 20, issue 11, ver iii (nov 2015) pp 13-19 e-issn: 2279-0837, p-issn: 2279-0845 www iosrjournalsorg doi: 109790/0837-201131319 wwwiosrjournalsorg 13 | page legal framework for trade unionism in bangladesh dr farmin islam 1. Trade unions in bangladesh and its impactsubmitted by:md omar faruq chowdhury -045 12601 submission date: 28th novemb. 9 trade union leaders were arrested over the weekend in chittagong trade union offices ransacked and vandalised, leaders arrested and imprisoned, workers and organizers in hiding for fear of retribution – this is the face of bangladesh's punitive crackdown on labour the situation is deteriorating further. However, what was equally clear from their speeches was that unionizing workers in bangladesh is not an easy task almost every trade union organizer that i interviewed had their own story of being harassed, beaten by police or factory hooligans frightening them or the workers they were organizing from forming unions,. Bangladesh's government agreed on monday to allow the country's 4 million garment workers to form trade unions without prior permission from factory owners, a major concession to campaigners lobbying for widespread reforms to the industry following a building collapse last month that killed more than. Many of the 2 million workers who join bangladesh's labour force each year are unaware of their rights and international trade context this is in part due to 40 per cent of pupils nationwide leaving school after the fifth grade, with many migrating from rural areas to dhaka in search of work most are poorly.
A trade union is an institution which needs to be constituted of the workers, governed or run by the workers and work for the workers from that point of view, the rmg (ready-made garments) and textiles industry of bangladesh needs to gradually build an enabling environment to achieve better and. However, in many cases the state, because of tremendous influence on the part of employers, cannot play neutral role between the employers and workers and consequently control free trade unionism activities rather facilitating it in this paper, legal framework of trade unionism in bangladesh has been. Chapter 6: trade unions, gender issues and the ready-made garment industry in bangladesh, by shamsul i khan this chapter begins by summarizing the history of the unionization process, the basic ensemble of the federations, as well as the role of the garment federations and their basic units in promoting the causes of.
Trade unions in bangladesh: promoting safe and healthy workplaces in the ready made garment (rmg) sector (english) trade unions are a centre piece in building safer workplaces the main purpose of the advocacy tool is to highlight the important role and responsibility that unions could continue to. This is a selection of posters about labour relations and trade unions from the collection of bangladesh posters, collected by the iish and heritage – archives of bangladesh history click on the picture for an enlarged image. Global trade unions are demanding the european union holds bangladesh to account over labour violations ahead of a key meeting to evaluate the bangladesh sustainability compact on 18 may in dhaka.
Bangladesh perspective md abu taher in bangladesh, trade unions are highly politicised most of the trade unions are affiliated with industrial federations and even with the national federations of trade unions, which have got political affiliation with major political parties the excessive political interference in trade. The national coordination committee for workers' education is a united platform of 13 major national trade union federations in bangladesh it is affiliated with international trade union confederation (ituc) and world federation of trade unions (wftu) , as well as global union federations of the international transport.
Repression in response to the strike, the government of bangladesh and powerful factory owners carried out an unprecedented crackdown on trade unions and labour rights groups employers and the government filed criminal complaints against hundreds of workers and activists and thousands of workers were dismissed.
Labour market profile 2016 bangladesh 2016 page ii preface the lo/ftf council presents this labour market profile as a yearly updated report that provides a comprehensive overview of the labour market's situation the report is divided in eleven thematic sections including: trade unions, employers' organizations. Background trade union movement in bangladesh has very long past the beginning of labour agitation in india was in bengal in 1860 in bengal a noted dramatics and social reform dinbandhu mitra along with some of his journalist friends protested the inhuman working condition and hardship of cultivation workers. Bangladesh will extend an agreement to protect garment workers drawn up in the wake of the rana plaza disaster and embed it into national regulations, promising more stringent safety checks for its 4 million apparel workers, a labor union said poor working conditions and low wages have long been a. A file photo shows apparel workers holding protests in dhaka against the closure of a factory — new age bangladesh has a population of roughly 156 million people and a working age populace, 15 years and above, of 1063 million, of whom 58 million are working and 26 million falls under the.
Trade unions representing bangladeshi textile workers have reached a $23m (£ 16m) settlement with a multinational fashion brand which was accused of postponing the process of fixing life-threatening hazards in factories the unnamed fashion brand will pay $2m to fix safety issues in more than 150. It is now just over a year since the collapse of the rana plaza factory complex in dhaka, bangladesh which killed 1,138 people and injured around 2,500 more in the aftermath, international trade unions uni global and industriall worked with unions such as the national garment workers federation. Asaduzzaman asad (asad), a long-time organizer with the bangladesh independent garment workers union federation (biguf) that has helped because i went through the internship program, i was able to begin conducting friday seminars for other workers on labor law, union organizing, and so on at. Bangladesh labour act will be amended soon considering the recommendations made by the international rights groups including ilo.