Is Bangladesh doing enough to protect workers? † Workers rights

Video duration 01 minutes 40 seconds

Work-related accidents are too common in Bangladesh.

In the latest incident, dozens of people have died in a fire and explosion at a container port near the town of Chattogram.

Hundreds were seriously injured.

Doctors say most people died in the explosion or from inhaling toxic chemical fumes.

It is estimated that industrial accidents have killed more than 2,000 people in the country over the past two decades.

So are companies and the government doing enough to protect employees?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Khondaker Golam Moazzem – Research Director, Center for Policy Dialogue think tank

Ben Vanpeperstraete – Senior Legal Adviser, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Stephen Cotton – General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation

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