Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has said ensuring workers’ health and well-being is imperative to make sure sustainable development of the RMG industry.
“BGMEA in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh, local and international labour organisations, the ILO, and development partners are putting efforts to improve the health and welfare of the garment workers. We are committed to continuing our endeavours in this regard,” he said.
He came up with observations while addressing a workshop and award-giving ceremony held in the Radisson Blu in Dhaka on Sunday, read a press release.
Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project, the BGMEA organised the learning dissemination workshop and award-giving ceremony for its member factories to establish model enterprise clinics.
BGMEA Vice-President Md Nasir Uddin, Director Haroon Ar Rashid, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Labour and ILO Affairs ANM Saifuddin, Jatiya Sramik League President Nur Kutub Alam Mannan, President of IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC) Amirul Haque Amin, President of Bangladesh National Garments Employees League Sirajul Islam Rony, and National Project Coordinator of EIS Nowshin Shah also spoke at the programme.
BGMEA Director M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, President of Bangladesh Textile and Garment Workers League ZM Kamrul Anam, Secretary General of IBC Kutubuddin Ahmed, General Secretary of the Federation of Garments Workers China Rahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Worker Federation Babul Akhtar, Joint Secretary General of Jatiya Mohila Sramik League Syeda Khairunnahar Tamrin and representative from GIZ Asaduzzaman (Ruman) were also present at the event.
In his speech, Faruque Hassan said, “The experience and learning gathered by the 15 garment factories which have participated in the pilot project will be helpful for other factories to establish their Model Enterprise clinics and BGMEA will continue its support in this regard.”
Representatives of the 15 participating garment factories were awarded at the event for their outstanding performance during the pilot programme.