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The National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is a registered countrywide trade union federation of garment workers in Bangladesh. NGWF is the biggest and strongest federation in the garment sector. It was founded in 1984. Its central office is in Dhaka metropolitan city. There are 11 other branch offices of NGWF in other 11 garment industrial zones – Chittagong, Savar, Ashulia, Mirpur, Gazipur, Konabari, Kashimpur, Narayangonj, Mirzapur, Tangail & Valuka. 87 registered factory unions are affiliated with the NGWF. The federation also have 1261 factory committee. Total membership of the federation is 95,413. There are 14 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 the initiator and one of the member organizations of Bangladesh Garment Workers Unity Council (an Umbrella organization of 10 garment workers federation). NGWF is also one of the member organizations of conciliation cum arbitration committee (A joint body of 8 registered garment workers federations & BGMEA for conciliation and arbitration). It is affiliated with IBC and Accord on fire and building safety. NGWF is being involved with all important procession of garment workers including several strikes since 1984.