Bangladesh has been ranked among the ten worst countries for labour rights in 2020- with those in the garment industry among the worst affected, according to a new survey.
The Global Rights Index 2020 launched by International Trade Union Confederation has listed Bangladesh in the world's ten worst countries for mass dismissal, violence, and regressive laws, reports Ecotextile.
"Workers in Bangladesh were exposed to mass dismissals, arrests, violence and state repression against peaceful protests. In the garment sector, strikes were often met with extreme brutality by police forces," the report says.
The nine other countries are: India, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Turkey and Zimbabwe.