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Better work
The Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka one year ago shined a spotlight on the health and safety conditions of garment factories, not just in Bangladesh but all over the world. In Haiti, the Better Work programme is empowering workers and employers to tackle this issue together.
 
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Garment industry in Bangladesh
One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the International Labour Organization together with the Government of Bangladesh, employers, trade unions and the international community are working together to address the root causes of the disaster and ensure a safe working environment for garment workers.

  1. Watch also: A new voice for garment workers
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Child labour
In response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO has identified child labour as a priority issue. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide – to 60,000 – since the refugee influx began in 2011.

  1. ILO Portal on Child Labour
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Addressing global inequalities
In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  1. "Tackling unemployment and inequality to revive growth":statement to the 2014 IMF and World Bank Spring meetings
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