Mozena links GSP to trade union
US Ambassador Dan W Mozena on Saturday said Bangladesh has to ensure workers' rights to association to get generalised system of preferences (GSP) in the US market.
The US envoy said this while attending a mass hearing titled “Safe environment for garment workers: experience and doable.”
Parliamentary standing committee on labour and employment organised the hearing at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Apart from the US envoy, representatives from international labour organisations, European Union, UK and Canada attended the session.
Garments owners, buyers, labour leaders and different labour rights oriented non-government and volunteer organisations also took part in the hearing.
Most of the speakers in the hearing supported forming labour associations in all garments factories so that workers can speak out their problems and needs.
Mozena said disasters like the deadly Rana Plaza collapse could have been avoided if there were workers association to speak in their favour.