The garment workers in Bangladesh have been facing various hardships following the countrywide lockdown and subsequent large-scale order cancellations by the global buyers in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country and globally.
Lately, workers from many factories across the country, especially in and around capital Dhaka, have been hitting the streets demanding early disbursal of their wages.
The adversities that these workers are facing currently have been highlighted by a couple of surveys carried out recently.
According to an assessment carried out jointly by Brac James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), Brac University and Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) between 3 April and 15 April over phone, 47 per cent of the garment workers reportedly underlined that they have no income currently.
Further, 24 per cent of them said they were on leave with full pay while another 11 per cent claimed they are on leave with partial pay.
Meanwhile, as per another survey, also conducted over phone between 6 and 13 April, 58 per cent of households have no income at all, 29 per cent have partial loss of income and 13 per cent have no loss of income.