Can HRM Practices Improve Job Satisfaction of Ready Made Garment (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh? An Alternative Solution to Recent Unrest

  •  Md. Atiqur Sarker    
  •  Rumana Afroze    


Labor unrest in RMG sector of Bangladesh has become a major problem in trade and finance due to whichorganizations are losing their business. RMG workers are not so happy with their employers because of improperlabor practices. However, employee’s job satisfaction is an important factor for organizational success. ThroughHRM practices, organizations try to increase satisfaction among the employees for goal achievement. Theobjective of this study is to examine the relationship among financial, non financial HRM practices and jobsatisfaction of RMG workers in order to reduce unrest. For this study, 35 different RMG companies have beenchosen on convenient basis around Dhaka, Gazipur and Narayanganj district of Bangladesh. This study adoptsregress method under 200 questionnaires survey where data have been collected from both managerial and nonmanagerial workers. Present study has found that both financial and non-financial job factors are making theworkers satisfied, so that they are less likely to involve in labor unrest.

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