Project launched to benefit RMG workers
Author / Source : Staff Reporter
DHAKA, DEC 8: Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has recently joined hands with trade union leaders and NGOs to launch a project, Benefits for Business and Workers. The project is sponsored by the Department for International Development’s RAGS Challenge Fund, Arcadia, Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, New Look, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and is managed by Impactt and Rajesh Bheda Consulting, according to a press release.
Benefits for Business and Workers project is a factory-wide training module which will equips industrial engineers, production, HR and welfare managers with the latest management techniques to build efficiency, improve quality and improve the workers’ employment conditions through shorter working hours, better pay, more training and promotion. The project will offer training to 100 factories supplying the sponsoring brands during 2012.
Catherine Martin, senior private sector adviser, DfID said, “The Benefits for Business and Workers programme makes a powerful contribution to the garment sector”.
Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), president, BGMEA welcomed the project and urged manufacturers to participate.
Rosey Hurst, director, Impact Limited said “Benefits for Business and Workers will support stronger businesses and better jobs, both are vital for the continued strong social and economic development of Bangladesh”.