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    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, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 162 million people.

    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.

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