• Workers'' Participation In Management (WPM). A Study On Ready Made Garments (RMG) Sector Of Bangladesh

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Dr. Nargis Akhter is an associate professor of the Department of Business Administration, East West University,Bangladesh. Dr. Nargis teaches at Human Resource Management Area. She joined as a faculty of Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh in 1991 and she taught there up to 2004.)


The Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector emerged as an important economic sector of Bangladesh from early 1980s. The importance of RMG sector for the national economy of Bangladesh can hardly be overemphasized. The industry has contributed to export earnings, foreign exchange earnings, employment creation, poverty alleviation and the empowerment of women. In the recent past incidence of physical violence, gherao, demonstrations, rallies, work stoppages/strike, termination of workers, lay-off, lock-out, etc. in the readymade garment sector of Bangladesh have noticeably increased. In the backdrop of frequent clashes between owners of garments factories and disgruntle workers this study attempts to verify whether or not Workers'' Participation in Management (WPM) is being practiced here in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh. The study found that WPM does not in the real sense exist, in the RMG sector of Bangladesh. The researches proposed some recommendations for the Government and the concerned associations of both employers and workers to help WPM exercised in the RMG sector of Bangladesh.

MATERIAS: Workers'' Participation in Management, Ready Garment Sector of Bangladesh, Labour Code of Bangladesh