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THE LIFE OF A GARMENT WORKER

Garments industry is one of the most important sectors for the economy of our country. The contribution of garment workers has made it possible. An ordinary garment worker in our country leads a very laborious life. Early rising in the morning is usual for her. She has to reach the factory a few minutes before her shift starts. Generally she walks to her factory along with other girls working there. Sometimes she has to get on a crowded public bus to reach her factory. On the way to her destination she is infected with slang words from various corners. In the factory she is not in a congenial atmosphere. She works in congested rooms, which is detrimental to their health. Sometimes she works whole day resting on her feet. Sometimes fire breaks out in the factory and there is no preventive measure. It is miserable for a garment worker. At noon she gets a lunch break for half an hour. Almost everyday she eats the poor lunch taken from her house with her colleagues in the factory. She works in the factory for long hours till late at night. She has to be at the factory up to 9 or 10 p.m. In spite of her long hours’ of work she is not remunerated properly. Since labour is cheap, hard work at the factory earns a garment worker very little money. Though she works hard for long hours of the day, she is frequently haunted by the thought of uncertain future. As tradition goes on, she will get married with a fellow worker and try to continue her poor life. Thus the life of a garment worker goes on with ups and downs.





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                             A Day in the Life of a Garment Worker

The women who are engaged in different jobs and earn their livelihood are called working women. Speaking the truth, they are the part and parcel of our development. They work from morning till evening for their food and for the members of their family.

Most of the working women of our country work in different garment factories. Each and every garment worker in our country leads a laborious and miserable life. Her day starts very early in the morning and ends at about 8 p.m. Generally she goes to her factory along with other girls working there. Sometimes she has to get into a crowded public bus to go to her factory.

They are the vital force of the economy of our country. Besides, they help to alleviate the poverty of their families but they have to face social obstacles. She is to tolerate odd comments and thus she becomes the object of other's pity. In the factories, the women do not get a suitable atmosphere. Sometimes they work overtime. They are to eat poor lunch with their colleagues. There is no enough security in some factories. In spite of their long hours' of work, they are not remunerated properly.

A garment worker maintains her family with her poor income and saves the members of her family from starving. The contribution of the working women to the total development of our country is not negligible. So to speak, our garment factories are still alive by their hard labour.

It is undoubtedly true that the garment workers play an important role in our national life. Our economy gets a great support from them. So the Government should ensure some facilities like better transport, suitable remuneration and social security for them.


THE LIFE OF A GARMENT WORKER

 

Garment industry has proved to be the most profitable business. Bangladesh earns a huge amount of foreign currency through this industry. Half of our population is women. They are greatly unemployed. But, after the opening of garment industry, they have begun to find jobs in factories as the nature of jobs in garments factories is such which only women can do. This has resulted into bringing about a new attitude to women. They are viewed as potential earning members of the family. The women have also begun to look at themselves newly. They are now economically independent. With this new sense of economic independence, they have also begun to realise that their status in society is very low.


An ordinary garment worker in our country leads a very laborious life. She rises early in the morning and takes preparation for going to the factory. Her shift starts at 8 a.m., so she reaches there a few minutes before that time. She starts for her working place at about 7 a.m. Generally she walks to her factory along with other girls working there. Sometimes she has to get on a crowded public bus to reach her factory. On the way to her destination she is infected with slang words from various corners. In the factory she is not in a congenial atmosphere. She works in congested rooms, which is detrimental to their health. She has no seat to sit upon. Sometimes she works whole day resting on her feet. Sometimes fire breaks out in the factory and there is no preventive measure. It is miserable for a garment worker. At noon she gets a lunch break for half an hour. Almost everyday she eats the poor lunch taken from her house with her colleagues in the factory. She works in the factory for long hours till late at night. She has to be at the factory up to 9 or 10 p.m. In spite of her long hours’ of work she is not remunerated properly. Since labour is cheap, hard work at the factory earns a garment worker very little money.


She likes working in a factory rather than in a household. But a long hour of work makes her sick often. She is used to over working. So she gets tired and bored with work. Most of her colleagues are friendly but male colleagues are not. They feel jealous of her independent work; sometimes they try to harass her. Though she works hard for long hours of the day, she is frequently haunted by the thought of uncertain future. As tradition goes on, she will get married with a fellow worker and try to continue her poor life. Thus the life of a garment worker goes on with ups and downs.


GARMENT WORKERS


Garment industry has proved to be the most profitable business. Bangladesh earns a huge amount of foreign currency through this industry.

Bangladesh is a heavily populated country. Many people are unemployed. They do whatever they get for an earning. This makes the labour very cheap. This is the reason why garment industry has flourished in Bangladesh.

Half of our population is women. They are greatly unemployed. But, after the opening of garment industry, they have begun to find jobs in factories as the nature of jobs in garments factories is such which only women can do. This has resulted into bringing about a new attitude to women. They are viewed as potential earning members of the family. The women also have begun to look at themselves newly. They are now economically independent. With this new sense of economic independence, they have also begun to realise that their status in society is very low.

The emergence of the working women community has begun to change the face of Bangladesh. From being a poor unrecognised country, Bangladesh is now making its present felt as an emerging country. Much of the credit goes to women as they have shaken off their previous image.

Though women are on the move by having jobs created for them, they are deprived of what is their actual due. Since labour is cheap, their hard work at the factory earns them very little money.

 

Some garments factories do not maintain hygienic rules. The working condition is not suitable. Fire easily breaks out. Too many women work in a small space for long hours, which is detrimental to their health.

Some mullahs take a very strong attitude to women’s coming out for jobs. Through ‘attitude to women’s coming out for jobs. Through ‘fatwa’ (religious doctrine) they warn women not to seek work outside the family confinement. But, those who have a deep understanding of Islam maintain that Islam does not prohibit women from seeking honest livelihood. But the fanatic mullahs would not listen, and in the rural area where their influence is too strong, they succeed with all distorted preaching of Islam.

The overall impact of the garment industry is positive. The women should be educated, and then they will understand whether or not they are being exploited by the garment owners

 

Garments Industries in Bangladesh


Introduction : Bangladesh is a small and developing country in Asia. Her economic development depends firstly on agriculture and secondly on industries. Bangladesh is not developed in industries but she has been wonderfully promoted in garments industries in the recent years in Asia. Our garment industries are a remarkable sector in the field of industrialisation. Once our industry gained/achieved world-wide reputation. Muslin and Jamdani cloth of our country were world famous in the past. But the brute British rulers destroyed our developed cloth industry.

Garments industries at present : Today our main source of foreign income is garments industries. In the last ten years Bangladesh achieved remarkable success and prosperity in the field of garments industries. In a word, a radical -change has come to our garment sector. In Bangladesh garments industries started after our Liberation War. At present there are above 3000 garments industries in Bangladesh. About 60% of the industries are located in Dhaka city and the rest are in Chittagong, Khulna and Comilla. At present about two million people earn their livelihood/ bread by working in our garments industries and 80% of them are women. The prospect of our garment industries is very bright. It is expected that Bangladesh garments industries ,will dominate over the world garment market in near future.

Reason of development : The principal reason of development of our garments industry is our cheap labour than that of any other countries. The factory owners pay our women workers very low wages. It is easy to establish a garments industry in Bangladesh. The climate of our country is neither too hot nor cold. The owners need not huge capital to run a garment factory in Bangladesh. Our female garments workers are very laborious, regular, sincere and persevering. At last, it can be clearly said that extreme cheap labour is the prime cause of the prospect of our garments industries. The present world market : The demand of our readymade garments is very great in the world market. Specially, our garments has great demand in European Union, the U.S.A. and UK. Besides, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, German, Middle East etc are also other garment importing countries. Every year the number of garment importing countries is increasing wonderfully. In 19771978 fiscal year Bangladesh earned one million U.S. dollars but she earned 568 crores US dollars in 2003­ 2004 fiscal year.

Problems of garment industries : The problems of our garments industries are inane. They are the following :

al Bangladesh has to import huge raw materials for our

garments industries which is a great bar to our garments

industries.

(b)    The foreign suppliers often supply low quality raw materials which hampers our production.

(c)     Most of the female workers are illiterate and unskilled which harm our production.

(a) The frequent failure of electricity is the principal cause of our low production.

(e) Communication problem and traffic jam harm our garments industries.

(f)      Low wages discourages our garments workers.

(g)    High rate of VAT harms our production in the garment industry. Conclusion : In fine, it can be said that at present our garments industries are the one of the prime sources of earning foreign currency. All possible proper steps should be taken for the development of our garment industries. More garments .industries should be set up in the important port cities to solve our unemployment problem and to mobilize our national economy.



THE LIFE OF A GARMENT WORKER


The life of a garment worker in Bangladesh is marked by immense contribution to the national economy alongside profound challenges and hardships. These workers, predominantly impoverished and often illiterate, enter the garment industry due to economic necessity despite facing severe disadvantages in terms of wages and welfare.

Their day begins early, navigating crowded city streets to reach garment factories, where they toil from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., sometimes even through the night. The work environment is typically unhygienic, exacerbating health risks. During lunch breaks, some workers consume homemade meals while others settle for cheap snacks from nearby vendors, a stark contrast to the products they help produce.


Earning meager wages, garment workers struggle to support their families, leading to malnutrition and susceptibility to various illnesses. Socially, they endure stigma and discrimination, often being looked down upon by other segments of society. Furthermore, their safety is frequently compromised due to inadequate building structures and safety measures in factories, resulting in tragic accidents such as fires and collapses that claim many lives prematurely.


Despite these challenges, garment workers play a crucial role in Bangladesh's economy by manufacturing clothing for global markets. Their plight underscores the urgent need for improved working conditions, better wages, and enhanced safety measures in garment factories. Ensuring their security and well-being not only aligns with ethical standards but also optimizes their productivity and contribution to the nation's economy.


In conclusion, acknowledging and addressing the hardships faced by garment workers is essential for fostering a fair and sustainable industry. By prioritizing their welfare, Bangladesh can honor their significant contributions and pave the way for a more equitable future for all stakeholders involved in the garment sector.


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