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5.1 Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 The equal opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 was replaced by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The enactment requires non-public sector employers with more than hundred workers to account for the agency yearly. In the case if the quantity of workers falls beneath 100, it must keep on reporting unless its number of representatives falls underneath 80. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is controlling the act. Social Sustainability in Textile Industry 69
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5.2 Safety and Health of Women in the Textile Sector Since the exposure of women to dangers is contrasted with men, occupational safety and health (OSH) should be handled in a gender-sensitive way. Sexual orientation delicate intercessions ought to be participatory, including the specialists concerned, and take into account an examination of the genuine work circumstance. There must be an obligation from administration to take health and sexual orien- tation issues sincerely, and no suppositions ought to be made about who is at danger from what perils. Pregnant or nursing labourers are ensured by a particular mandate, Council Directive 92/85/EEC, which sets up least norms and is transposed into each member states. The order obliges employers to complete a particular risk evaluation to the labourers secured and highlights speci fi cally. Bangladesh textile industries have given a colossal chance to women workers. As per the article of Nidhi (2009), among 1.8 million of textile workers of 3480 units, the women labourers were about 1.5 million. It demonstrates around 80 % of women textile workers. The absence of training and absence of work ability draw in the women to work in textile units even with low wages. It is found that majority of women workers were doing household work or agriculture before getting employment in the textile units. This created a greater chance for the textile unit managers to take advantage over the situation. It is found from many literatures that most of the women workers were young and unmarried. Kabeer ( 2004 ) guaranteed that around 40 50 % of textile women workers were married and expecting mothers. The main considerations that drive them to work in the textile industry are neediness, family strife, and separation Nidhi (2009). Working in the textile-based companies gives the women labourer s better monetary bene fi ts even with a low wages. There are a few imbalances at work. Ladies are frequently utilized in occupations with less or non-specialized ability contrast with men. At times, female labourers are paid lower than that of the man with comparative employment. Inappropriate behaviour with women workers are another basic offence. Numerous female labourers have badgering encounters amid getting compensation or working at a night shift. In the majority of the cases, the manager or senior administrators harass them. Many women workers do not lodge complaint against them fearing that they might lose their job. Inexperience in job and non-eligibility force them to keep quiet against the sexual brutality. Now
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