The Canadian government will contribute $8-million over four years to the international effort to improve worker safety in Bangladesh. The money will help the International Labour Organization give technical support to the Bangladesh government’s effort to improve conditions in factories.
The collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory earlier this year killed 1,129 people and drew attention to disastrous working conditions in many factories. This particular program will provide $25 million for developing safety standards, working conditions and inspections.
Many Canadians wear clothing made in Bangladesh.