About Us

The National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is a registered countrywide trade union federation of garment workers in Bangladesh. NGWF is the largest and strongest federation in the garment sector. It was founded in 1984. Its central office is in Dhaka metropolitan city. There are 10 other branch offices of NGWF in other 10 garment industrial zones – Chittagong, Savar, Ashulia, Mirpur, Gazipur, Konabari, Kashimpur, Narayangonj, Mirzapur, Tangail & Valuka.

99 registered factory unions are affiliated with the NGWF. The federation also have 1261 factory committee. Total membership of the federation is 101,696. There are 15 Staff of NGWF including the General Secretary, Vice President and treasurer. Members of the federation elect the Central Executive Committee. Election held biannually. Main financial source of the federation is subscription of its members. Various activities of this federation also accomplished in partnership with democratic trade unions, woman organizations, NGOs and development organizations. NGWF is being involved with all important procession of garment workers including several strikes since 1984.