export processing zones

Bangladesh Workers Get Justice Via Workers’ Associations

  • June 22, 2015
  • Mushfique Wadud

When Rafikul Islam, 25, president of a workers’ welfare association at a factory in the Dhaka export processing zone (EPZ) heard that one of the top factory officials harassed the female staff member responsible for the factory’s day care center, he took action. “We called a meeting of our association and decided that we would… [READ MORE]

Empowering Workers in Bangladesh Export Processing Zones

Garment workers and workers in other industries in Bangladesh’s export-processing zones are subject to a different, much weaker set of labor laws than workers in the rest of the country, and the government must take steps to reform laws so they meet international standards for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, said A. K…. [READ MORE]