Govt for training to forge strong factory owner-labour ties

BDApparelNews Desk
30 January 2019  

A woman garment worker working in Bangladesh`s apparel industry.

A woman garment worker working in Bangladesh`s apparel industry.


Bangladesh government has stressed for the need of training to forge stronger ties between itself, factory owners, workers of the apparel industry.

There is no alternative to training for improving ties between factory owners and workers, State Minister for Labour and Employment Munnujan Sufian said on January 30, 2019.

She was speaking at the completion of a training course titled "Labour Management, Productivity and Workplace Safety and Health" arranged in Singapore.

Junior Minister Sufian hoped that the training provided essential skills to the participants, what they now can apply into work for higher productivity.

"This training knowledge can contribute to creating a wonderful relationship between the factory owners, workers and government, draw wage solutions through negotiation, foster stronger ties between factory owners and workers, improve productivity, aide the workers in their problems, ensure professional health and security, workers’ security and ensure compliance," she said.

She highlighted that Bangladesh is constructing an international-standard institute for professional health and security-related research work in Rajshahi.

Back in 2017, Bangladesh and Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic International signed a deal to train field-level government workers, representatives of factory owners and workers in order to ensure safe and healthy workplace.

For the last two years, the course trained professionals on trade union, national wage policy, human resource management and development, problems in the indsutries and ensuring safe and healthy workplaces at factories.

So far, a 120 participants from the labour ministry, agencies, representatives of the factory owners and workers participated in the course.