BGMEA and UNFPA have jointly undertaken a pilot project to create safe working environment in the ready-made garment factories for women workers.
Different aspects of the pilot project have been placed at an orientation workshop for the garment factory owners on ‘Changing Gender Norms of Garment Employees (ChaNGE) at the BGMEA conference room.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in association with Labour and Employment Ministry and UNFPA arranged the orientation workshop.
UNFPA Representative in Bangladesh Argentina Matavel Piccin presented the research paper on the garments industry.
The research paper said owners and workers of the 40 factories would be made aware about gender equity through implementing work plans undertaken in workshops and meetings.
Lying emphasis on creating a friendly relations among the owners and workers, the paper said that friendly working environment in the factories leaves a positive impact on increasing both quality and production of the apparels.
The Tk 5.20 crore project began in the month of October and expected to be completed in December 2016, the workshop was informed.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Haque Chunnu, who is also present in the programm, urged the garment owners to stay alert saying conspiracies, both at home and aboard, are on to destroy the country’s vital readymade garment sector.
Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar and BGMEA President M Atiqul Islam, among others, spoke on the occasion.