Are conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry improving?

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Bangladeshi worker (© Munir Uz Zaman / AFP)

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, an eight story commercial building collapsed in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 people.

Gilbert Houngbo, the ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations sat down with Patrick Moser to discuss what has been done in the six months since the tragedy to improve conditions in the South Asian country's ready-made garment (RMG) industry.

He also spelled out details of a major initiative just launched by the Bangladeshi government and the ILO that focuses on improving building safety and workers' rights and conditions in the RMG sector.

Patrick Moser first asked the Deputy Director-General if conditions have improved, six months after the tragedy.

Duration:3’14″

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