Md. Al-Amin1*, Shahidul Alam1, and Sohrab Hossain1
1Department of Law, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Gono Bishwabidyalay, Savar-1344, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Md. Al-Amin, Lecturer, Department of Law, Gono Bishwabidyalay, Savar-1344, Dhaka, Bangladesh).
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Total economy of Bangladesh greatly depends on industrial sectors and the ready-made garment is a vital part of this sector. More than 4 million people are working in this sector and about 5000 garment factories are scattered across the country. Among them about 70 per cent workers are women and they work equally with men from early morning to evening, which often extends to several hours at night, where their paid wages which they actually got are not in a satisfactory level. But we have to admit that, Proper management of labour is an essential matter for the growth of the industrial sector and for that role of labour and industrial laws are of paramount importance. The main object to which the Labour law indicates is obviously to maintain peace in the industrial sector and to meet the vibrancies of problems in the workplace, not only that but also to protect and secure the essential rights of the workmen. But it is a matter to regret that various defects, loopholes and unwanted rules of labour laws are depriving the workers of their legal or basic rights and also indiscriminately been victimized. The main aims of this research are to clarify the rights and other conceptual issues regarding rights of the workers especially who work in the garments sector of Bangladesh in accordance with standard practice, domestic and international legal framework along with the pledge to search the main and top most loopholes of existing labour laws of our country. In this research, we have tried both qualitative and quantitative approach to make it more effective and fruitful. At the end of this research, we will try to discuss some international documents to assure the maximization of rights of the working class as well as to lessen the violation of their fundamental, legal or basic rights in the ready-made garments sector of our country.
Keywords: Workers, Rights, Protection, Violation, Safety, Remedies, Industries and Ready-made Garments.
Citation: Al-Amin M, Alam S, and Hossain S. (2020). Analysis of the present condition of garment workers’ rights and its protection under domestic and international legal framework: Bangladesh perspective, Br. J. Arts Humanit., 2(6), 101-112. https://doi.org/10.34104/bjah.02001010112
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