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The garment industry of Bangladesh has been the key export division and a main source of foreign exchange for the last 25 years. National labor laws do not apply in the EPZs, leaving BEPZA in full control over work conditions, wages and benefits. Garment factories in Bangladesh provide employment to 40 percent of industrial workers. But without the proper laws the worker are demanding their various wants and as a result conflict is began with the industry.

Low working salary is another vital fact which makes the labor conflict. Worker made strike, layout to capture their demand. Some time bonus and the overtime salary are the important cause of crisis. Insufficient government policy about this sector is a great problem in Garments Company.

There are some other problems which are associated with this sector. Those are- lack of marketing tactics, absence of easily on-hand middle management, a small number of manufacturing methods, lack of training organizations for industrial workers, supervisors and managers, autocratic approach of nearly all the investors, fewer process units for textiles and garments, sluggish backward or forward blending procedure, incompetent ports, entry/exit complicated and loading/unloading takes much time, time-consuming custom clearance etc.

According to our survey in five leading Company we found some problem which are given in a chart with their percentage-

Primary Problems

Problems

High

Medium

Low

Total

01.Raw-materials

3

2

0

5

60%

40%

-

100%

02. Marketing problems

1

3

1

5

20%

60%

20%

100%

03. Machinery problem

5

0

0

5

100%

-

-

100%

04. Inefficient workforce

3

2

0

5

60%

40%

-

100%

05. Licensing problem

1

1

3

5

20%

20%

60%

100%

06. Quota problem

4

1

0

5

80%

20%

-

100%

07. Poor government policy

3

2

0

5

60%

40%

-

100%

08. Labor unrest/strike

5

0

0

5

100%

-

-

100%

Chart: Primary problems of Garments Industries

Secondary Problems are -

01.Middle man affect
02. Sluggish business linkage
03. Unloading(RM) takes time
04. Time consuming schedule
05. Communication gap
06. Dependency on foreign market
07. Trade block
08. Credit problem