Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has requested the Ministry of Labour and Employment to consider ways of how the central fund could be effectively used to ensure more welfare of garment workers.
Leaders of BGMEA led by President Faruque Hassan met Ehsan-E-Elahi, secretary, the Ministry of Labour and Employment at the secretariat on Tuesday and discussed relevant issues.
BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim and Vice President Miran Ali were also present at the meeting.
They had discussion on the overall situation of the RMG industry including workplace safety, workers’ welfare and skills development.
The BGMEA leaders thanked the government for providing support in carrying out skills development programs for the RMG industry.
They also stressed on the need for taking more initiatives to equip garment workers and employees with re-skilling, upskilling and knowledge to cope up with changing trends in the global apparel industry, especially brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).