Faculty Member Profile

Assistant Professor
Master’s in Sociology

Labor Issues and Movement, Disaster Management, Sociology of Health and Illness, Disability Studies, Economy and Society

IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS)
Volume 23, Issue 12, Ver. 5 (December. 2018) 59-65
e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.
DOI: 10.9790/0837-2312055965 www.iosrjournals.org 59 |Page
The Scenarios of Labor Movement in RMG (Readymade Garment) Sector in Bangladesh
(Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Barishal, Barishal-8200, Bangladesh)
Corresponding Author: Ashikuzzaman
Abstract: The recent sharp rises of protest and movement bar the production abruptly in the RMG (Readymade Garment) yard hampering the ultimate boom of this sector. Though this sector is labor-intensive and a great source of industrial employment, it often fails to fulfill the expected production within the lead time with the recurrence of protests and movements. Thus, the aim of the study is to find out the real scenario of Labor movement in RMG Sector occurred in the last few years to know the reasons for movement and generally who join the protest. Systematic and contextual data on RMG sector from the Daily star, renowned English daily, has been extracted to find answers of such questions. The context of the labor movement has been explored through content analysis. Then the profile of protestors and their organizations has been furnished. It has been observed that in the past few years especially in 2010 and after, there has been a great rise of movement and the number of protesters as well. The workers also protested merely to ensure their basic requirements. Moreover, it is really a very interesting finding that the women workers played core role in the repertoire and they are in the forefront and unfortunately are the worst sufferers of the movement. Keywords: Industrial employment, Labor-intensive, Labor Movement, Protest, Lead time, RMG (Readymade Garment),
Date of Submission: 05-12-2018 Date of acceptance: 22-12-2018