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Bangladesh: Worker Rights and Environmental Justice in the Tannery Sector

duration: 1 year (From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021)
budget: not communicated

Project description
To promote decent work and a just transition to a safer and healthier tannery industry in Bangladesh, the Center will support the tannery union and community-based organizations to more effectively organize, bargain collectively and represent the rights of workers and community members suffering from the intersecting impacts of environmental degradation and labor rights abuses.

Objective 1:To build the skills of workers and community members to advocate for the prevention and remediation of health, safety and environmental hazards caused by the tannery industry

Objective 2:To strengthen the capacity of the tannery union to organize and represent the rights and interests of workers