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Published on Monday, 21 December 2015

1,000s of Bangladesh factories operating “in the shadows”

Written by John Mowbray

Workers eat lunch in the stairwell of a factory in Dhaka. NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights/Nayantara Banerjee

NEW YORK – A new US report claims almost three million garment workers in Bangladesh continue to be excluded from any international safety-improvement initiatives, with thousands of factories still operating "in the shadows." The researchers claim there are more than 7,000 garment factories producing for the export market in Bangladesh, significantly above previous estimates – the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) estimated there to be 4,296 garment factories for the period 2014-15.


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