Publication Date Thursday, March 22, 2018
More than 72 percent of the garment workers in Dhaka and Gazipur do not have any appointment letters, according to a survey conducted by Manusher Jonno Foundation, a non-governmental organisation. The picture is slightly better in Chittagong and Narayanganj: 59.49 percent of the workers do not have contracts in their hands.
“All they can show is their identity cards,” said the report titled ‘Garment Workers and Rights’.
MJF surveyed 770 workers in Dhaka, Chittagong, Gazipur and Narayanganj for the study, which was unveiled yesterday at the capital’s Spectra Convention Centre.
Having a contract is important for garment workers when it comes to making claims, especially in cases of workplace accidents like the Rana Plaza collapse and Tazreen Fashions fire, said Mahmudul H Sumon, an associate professor at Jahangirnagar University.