Maintenance of health and safety of women garment workers: a study of South East Textile (Pvt.) Limited
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The Garment and textile sector in Bangladesh is in point of fact the lifeline for both urban and rural poor in terms that it is the only major labour demanding sector with huge employment generating potential. Half of the Bangladesh population is still dependent on agriculture, facing the worst poverty situations. There is a fast growing service sector and it contributes about 50 percent of GDP, but its contribution in employment is only 34.6 percent. Despite the phenomenal success of the RMG sector, poor working conditions in the factories and the lack of social compliance are other serious concerns. Recent massacre of Rana plaza and Tazreen Fashions reflects the untold story of Safety and Workplace Conditions in the garment and textile sector in Bangladesh. It has been the subject of much concern lately caused by several recent deadly disasters claiming hundreds of human lives and resulted in much debate, both in the country itself and internationally among stakeholders such as buying houses, producers, employers’ associations, trade unions, governments, and NGO’s. The research aim to figure out the unresolved issues regarding Health and safety status of the garments workers, states the necessity of Health & Safety policies in work place and attempts to provide a useful guideline for building proper Health & Safety plan for present garments manufactures& exporters.