Labour and Management in Development, Vol 13 (2012)

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Improving Social compliance in Bangladesh's Ready-made Garment Industry

Ferdous Ahamed


The Readymade Garments (RMG) sector has a greater potential than any other sector in terms of employment, foreign exchange earnings to reduce poverty and make a contribution to the national economy. However, poor working conditions and the lack of Social compliance continue to be a cause for serious concern. This article examines working conditions in the RMG sector of Bangladesh and contrasts and compares labour standards with ILO labour standards and western fair labour practices. It also identifies the impediments to establishing Social compliance in the RMG sector.

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