Ready-made garments factory : in a sub-urban settings
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Garments sector is the life blood of Bangladesh as the agricultural land has there been turned to a country of garments industries. Employment in the Ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh provides workers with economic benefits and some empowerment. More than 4.2 million people are working in this sector and about 5000 garments factories are scattered across the country. 78 per cent of our foreign earnings come from this sector. So it will not be an overstatement to say that, we earn our bread from garments industries. But it is a matter of great sorrow that the socio-economic condition of the Garments workers is not in a lofty stage. Amongst the workers about 80 per cent are women, who work dawn to dusk even up to late night where working conditions are not in the satisfactory level. They have no time or scope for recreation. In many cases factories don’t have childcare facilities, medical centers and proper training facilities. So it is our responsibility to provide them a safe working condition where they can work without any type of discomfort.