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Businessmen count on “Cheap Labour” To Drive $5b In Exports Revenue Through The Bangladeshi Leather Sector

When businessmen count on “cheap labor” for economic growth, exploitation becomes inevitable. However, this is the most significant factory for the leather and leather goods exporters and manufacturers of Bangladesh in an event named as “Global Social Responsibility Conference (3rd)”

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Toxic Tanneries Yet to Shift From Hazaribagh – The wait contineous.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu warned tannery owners of cancelling their plots unless they relocate their factories from Hazaribagh in Dhaka to the Leather Industrial Park at Savar by March 2015. The minister expressed concerns of Bangladesh losing on its

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Moving The Toxic Tanneries – Another Wait Starts

The pollution level in tanneries at Hazaribagh is rising every day, causing many diseases to spread around the area. Experts say that if the tanneries are not relocated soon there will be a medical catastrophe in the region. While deadlines

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The Leather World of Hazaribagh

Dirty grayish water gushes into a gutter from a pipe emitting from a wall of a leather tanning factory here in the Bangladeshi capital. It is one of an estimated 200 tanning factories concentrated in the Hazaribagh district. The gushing

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Buyers should buy Bangladeshi leather only from compliant tanneries – HRW

Barcelona, April 3 (IANS) Buyers at an international leather fair in Italy should only buy goods from tanneries that comply with health laws and labour rights, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Such compliance should include respecting both national and international

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Toxic Tanneries

In a report released Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch says Dhaka’s tannery workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals and are in danger of accidents due to tannery machinery. It says even children as young as 11 are in serious

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