BGMEA President Faruque Hassan paid a courtesy call on Atle Høie, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union and Ms. Christina Hajagos-Clausen, Director, Textile and Garment Industry in Geneva on February 25.
BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali, Directors Asif Ashraf, Tanvir Ahmed and Abdullah Hil Rakib were also present on the occasion.
In the meeting the BGMEA President shed light on the impressive journey of Bangladesh’s RMG industry, especially the sector’s paradigm shift in workplace safety and Labour rights over the last decade.
He also highlighted the remarkable progress made by Bangladesh’s apparel industry in maintaining labour standards and workers’ welfare through Labour Law amendment, safety monitoring capacity building, training of workers in safety, and awareness raising initiatives among workers.
Faruque Hassan reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to maintaining a safe and sustainable working environment and harmonious labour relations for the greater interests of the RMG sector.
In the meeting both BGMEA and IndustriALL Global Union expressed willingness to work together to continue the momentum of workplace safety and workers’ rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.