Better Work Bangladesh Newsletter – December 2019

13 Jan 2020

The latest newsletter from Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) highlights the key activities of the programme from September to December 2019.

In this issue:

♦ Stories behind the clothes we wear—We asked 10 questions to a garment worker to discover her stories.

♦ Towards new frontiers of compliance—A closer look at the growth and triumph of a BWB partner factory over the past few years.

♦ GEAR: 79 female workers promoted to supervisors—Helping female workers climb the career ladder through Gender Equality and Returns (GEAR) initiative.

♦ Better Work Business Forum—Industry stakeholders met at BWB’s annual event in October to discuss issues critical for the sustainability of the RMG industry.

♦ Industry Seminar on sexual harassment prevention—BWB partnered with H&M to offer a better understanding of sexual harassment and the prevention mechanisms in light of the High Court Verdict.

♦ Strengthening partnerships with trade unions—The promotion of sound Industrial Relations practices is a key dimension of our work in the industry.

♦ Partnering for sustainability—BWB partnered with the Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) 2019 held in Dhaka on 5 November.

♦ Promoting boiler safety—BWB organised an Industry Seminar on Boiler Safety in October.

♦ Integrated advisory workshops—BWB’s Integrated Advisory Workshops continue to build industry capacity.


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