Workers are the major driving force of our garment Industries. Recent studies suggest that 60% of these garment workers are women in Bangladesh. In order to protect all these workers form safety and health hazards or any other discriminations at their workplace, the RSC regularly inspects its covered factories, delivers safety training to the factory safety committees and provides workers and their representatives access to its unique safety and health complaints mechanism. Empowering workers by addressing their safety concerns leads to better working environment at the RSC covered factories. RSC works with its partners to protect workers’ rights to:
- Refuse unsafe work
- Participate in the work of their factory Safety Committee
- File a complaint when they see a safety problem in their factory
- Not be retaliated against for reporting safety-related matters
- Freedom of Association in relation to protecting their own safety
Details on the RSC’s Safety Committee and Safety Training Programme (SCST) and the Safety and Health Complaints Mechanism are available at the links below.