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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Can safety be assured in Bangladesh’s garment industry? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
The 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh highlighted a dark side of the fashion industry: workers in the developing world making clothes in dangerous conditions to be sold in wealthier nations.
Just weeks after 1,100 people died in the disaster, fashion brands signed an accord to improve factory conditions.
As the agreement was about to expire, unions and manufacturers extended it for three months.
What happens if they fail to negotiate a replacement?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Nazma Akter – Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation
Ben Vanpeperstraete – European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
Alke Boessiger – UNI Global Union
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation’s economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city.