Jutchna is a Change Maker

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Ms. Jutchna Akter is a PEG leader of Global Garments Ltd. Since 2010 she has been working in this garment as an operator, card no. 4891. She didn’t know as a worker about her rights and responsibilities. She didn’t not know how to bargain or negotiate to solve job related problems. In 2009 Ms. Jutchna is sharing with her few problems in the factory with one of her colleague name Ms. Juthi. She informed Jutchna that here have an organization named OWDEB they are arranged training for garments workers about labour law and providing legal support. One day Ms. Jutchna participated in a PEG training. Than she achieved many daylong leadership training like Training techniques, Labour law 2006, Leadership development, Mediation and negotiation techniques for conflict management which organized by OWDEB. In May Day 2009 Ms. Jutchna received crest from honorable industry minister Mr. Dilip Barua as a best leader. In the year 2011 one day a buyer representatives came for factory visit. They asked to workers do they know about labour law 2006 and asked some question about labour law. Ms. Jutchna well replied about labour law. That is why the representative urged to the workers to elect her as a participatory committee member. Ms. Jutchna shares the matter with OWDEB. OWDEB project team communicates with factory manger and do advocacy to form participatory committee. As a result, in the global garment participatory committee was formed. Ms. Jutchna Akter was elected as a participatory committee member. This participatory committee in this factory is sited meeting regular as per law. Ms. Jutchna Akter also got training on Mediation and negotiation techniques. So, she is keeping good rule to develop good relationship workers between owners as a participatory committee member.

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