Bangladesh: Survey Details Impact of Climate Crisis, Pollution on Tannery Workers

April 19, 2023 00:03:38
Bangladesh: Survey Details Impact of Climate Crisis, Pollution on Tannery Workers
Solidarity Center
Bangladesh: Survey Details Impact of Climate Crisis, Pollution on Tannery Workers

Apr 19 2023 | 00:03:38

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Show Notes

A survey of tannery workers living in Hemayetpur, Bangladesh, is illustrating how the impact of industrial pollution, harsh working conditions and low wages is leaving workers, their families and their communities increasingly vulnerable to ever-increasing climate-related shocks in the country. “When combined with the health consequences of environmental degradation and the climate crisis, the compounding impacts on workers, their families and their communities are devastating,” says Sonia Mistry, Solidarity Center climate and labor justice global lead. More than 200 tannery workers were surveyed for a study conducted with Solidarity Center support by Jagannath University Associate Professor Mostafiz Ahmed. Survey findings […]

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