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The dark side of Bangladesh leather

Tannery workers in South Asian country face life-threatening conditions while earning little more than $2 a day.

Last updated: 02 Dec 2013 17:43
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The leather tanning industry remains a crucial part of the Bangladeshi economy.

Cheap Bangladeshi labour lowers the cost of leather goods sold in wealthy countries. However, the tannery workers, who early little more than $2 a day, face dire conditions as they are exposed to toxic chemicals and stink.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Dhaka.

 

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