Unless a holistic approach is taken, the sector will continue to fall short of international standards.
In effect, ESMA seems to be nothing short of a joint exploitation tactic by the government and businesses to further oppress workers.
In order to understand the background of the labour movements in South Asia or the plight of workers, here are some books to add to your reading list.
Concentrating on women workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan, Women and Work in South Asia also tackles the advancement of individual corporate sectors due to the involvement of women workers.
Lack of progress in the trial process is deeply upsetting
Authorities must create an environment where women feel safe, can report abuse
Laws and policy frameworks must be sensitive towards the rights of maternity protection
At a time when the demand for jute products in the world is increasing, and new private jute mills are being established, government workers are being handed over to the private mills.