giving prior notice to management.
While this may be due to the lack of a
formal system consequences.
Besides the one case of factory closure, in which 500 workers were fired, three respondents cited relocation of the factory as reason for dismissal. Recently many larger factories have begun to move from congested Dhaka to suburbs such as Savar where larger plots are available and buildings with better physical facilities can be constructed. This enables expansion of production lines and also satisfies social requirements increasingly emphasised by foreign buyers by
environment. Two of Both the factories were
an area strategy impacts
where RMG factories are concentrated. Factory relocation is for management in the post-MFA competition, but it has on the livelihoods of individual workers.
a survival significant
Absence without notice
Absence for sickness
Conflict with management
Table 25. Reason for dismissal by factory
Respondent Percentage (%)
(3) Livelihoods impacts
The immediate impact that losing a factory job has had on former workers’ livelihoods is a decrease in earnings. Sixty-six workers still have wages due
In many factories basic salary
and overtime are paid separately, and keep workers from leaving for other
factories and to retain working capital. and in 20 cases both basic salary and
In all 66 cases overtime is yet to be paid, overtime are outstanding. On average,