Working conditions need further improvement
The Rana Plaza accident has at least led to the talk of improvement of workers' rights and working conditions in the garments sector. Even a couple of years ago, garment factories, in most cases, presented a hot and humid environment, resembling prisons, as they often lacked any basic safety consideration, like emergency exits in case of fire. Most factories also lacked proper ventilation at the enclosed workplaces. Many owners were not concerned about it and we wonder if the same condition continues in many factories even now.
Engr. S. A. Mansoor