Early Success for Bangladeshi Garment Workers Union
Two new unions have been registered and 2076 new members have joined the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) after only six months of this UnionAID funded project in Bangladesh. This is the successful outcome of well attended workshops which have seen seventy workers take up effective organising tactics in their factories to boost membership. The project is well on the way to achieve the recruitment target of 4720 by December.
Established in 1984 the NGWF is the largest and oldest trade union federation in the garment and textile sector in Bangladesh with 82,629 members across the country. To date they have not been active on social media so the next step in this project is the development of a strategy to promote union activities and the benefits of union membership on Facebook.