4 August 2022
The political economy of the landscape of trade unions in bangladesh THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE LANDSCAPE OF TRADE UNIONS IN BANGLADESH The Case of RMG Sector Mirza M. [...] This earlier momentum of the labour organising attracted various civil society actors—women’s rights organisations and student unions—which got involved in the labour mobilisation process leading to the formation of more unions in the sector in the earlier part of the decade of 80s. [...] Timeline of the registration, if compared with the trend line of policy changes, the surge in registration in 2014 clearly reflects the increasing demand for registration in the backdrop of the Rana Plaza disaster. [...] When owners fail to stop workers from forming unions in their factories, they take the help of the government to delay/cancel the union registration.’ Apart from the influences of the owners, the process of registration also loses integrity due to corrupt incentives of the officials. [...] The unregistered federations also change the composition of the national committee, however, the frequency of the change is low and the process is not very well defined and vary from federation to federation.