MORIUM AKTER, General Secretary Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIGUF) Bangladesh and The Ready Made Garment Industry (RMG). Area total: 56,997 sq. mi Population: 150 million Capital city: Dhaka Largest Port city: Chittagong.
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MORIUM AKTER, General Secretary
Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIGUF)
The Ready Made Garment Industry (RMG)
Area total: 56,997 sq. mi
Population: 150 million
Capital city: Dhaka
Largest Port city: Chittagong
With more than150 million people and 56,997 sq. mi., Bangladesh is one of the poorest and most heavily populated countries in the world, formed out of the eastern region of Pakistan in 1971, which gained independence during the partition of British India in 1947.
Geographical status of Bangladesh
Communication, Road Transport, etc.
Ready Made Garment Industry (RMG):
5,000-plus ready-made garment factories.
More than four (4) million workers, of which 80 percent are
women that represent almost 70 percent of all women employment
in the nations manufacturing sectors.
Bangladesh is the second largest garment exporter in the world, behind China
Bangladesh is the third largest garment exporter to the European Union, and is the fourth to the United States of America.
The industry accounts for 13 percent of the gross national product (GNP), 75 percent of total exports, and 80 percent of foreign exchange earnings.
A RMG FACTORY
Core Union Partners of the Solidarity Center:
BIGUF IS PROUD OF ITS
Workers of the Ready Made Garment Industries are in a discussion meeting on the International Womens Day 2013
Challenges to form unions:
High Production Target
Divorce of female workers by husband
BIGUF is involved in Justice Campaign for the Victims of the Saver Tragedy, the global worst ever industrial disaster that took place on April 24, 2013, the collapse of an eight-story building, Rana Plaza, occupied primarily by five RMG factories with more than 5,000 workers, where 2,438 survivors were rescued, 1,129 died and countless people remain missing.
Women Leadership Building Training:
Women trade union leaders are upholding their commitment to promote
their role and involvement in the trade union movement of Bangladesh
Group work presentation on Gender Equality
No More Death
Promoting Women Leadership