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Programme Digital Entrepreneurship and Financial Innovation / Inequality & Storytelling
Department School of Entrepreneurship

PhD abstract

Thesis title

Employee Voice's in Non-Unionised Workplaces in Bangladesh: A Context of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Manufacturing Sector


The ready-made garments (RMG) industry of Bangladesh has huge significant for country’s development. It is the equivalent of over one-eighth of the whole GDP of Bangladesh. Almost 90% of the RMG sector workers come from rural area of Bangladesh. The magnitude of the voice practice has immense importance in employee rights, wellbeing and sustainable economic growth. Due to the poor practice of employee voice frequents protest and demonstration takes place in the factory. Thus, this paper scrutinizes employee voice practice in the context of Unionised and Non-Unionised Workplaces in Bangladesh. In order to do so, this paper also focuses on critical literature review that concentrated on employee voice practices and theories across different context.


Researcher bio

About the researcher

Sajjad Hossain is a first year PhD student reserching the representation of employee voice specifically within the biggest manufacturing industry (Ready Made Garments) in Bangladesh. Sajjad graduated MSc in International Business Management from London South Bank Universty. He was a student union leader vice president for two consecutive years where he represented students voices within the heart of their courses.

Research interests

Sajjad's research focus is on developing therotical and practical approches to improving work relationship (employee voice) and working life (quality of working life, working conditios)