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Textile, garment, shoes, leather and textile services

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Highly globalized with millions of employees worldwide, the textile and garment sectors are a large source of precarious employment in the developing world. The sector is composed predominantly of low paid workers who are mostly young women and internal migrants working on short-term contracts. IndustriALL will continue to campaign to force multinational buyers to disclose their suppliers to the public and fight for the rights of workers to form unions and improve wages and working conditions.

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Contact person:

Christina Hajagos-Clausen

Director, Textile and Garment Industry
Tel: +41 22 308 5070

Bangladesh Accord

Accord on Fire and Building Safety 


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Bangladesh Accord