Are conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry improving?

AUDIO: Six months after the deadly collapse of a building in Dhaka that housed garment factories, ILO’s Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo talks about efforts to improve conditions in the garment industry in Bangladesh.

Audio | 22 October 2013
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 Bangladesh government and the ILO that focuses on improving building safety and workers’ rights and conditions in the RMG sector.