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Garment workers riot over wages in Chittagong, three dead, dozens injured
Employers are accused of not implementing government minimum wage increase. In Chittagong and Dhaka, factories and police stations are attacked with bricks and stones. Police fire into the crowd.
Thousands of garment workers stop Bangladesh, demanding higher wages
For the past three days, garment workers have been on strike to demand a minimum monthly salary of 8,000 taka (US$ 100). "With the 3,000 taka (US$ 40) that I take now, I cannot [. . .] buy medicine for my mother," a young worker said. Collapsed buildings in the Tazreen Fashion and Rana Plaza cases revealed the inhuman conditions in which more than 2 million garment workers live.
21/12/2016 17:48:00 BANGLADESH
As garment workers strike in Dhaka, 59 companies shut down production
About 150,000 workers have been on strike for almost ten days, demanding higher wages to keep up with rising prices. Their demands, however, are likely to “put many employers out of business.” Their cause is just, but “it should not be overdone”.
04/07/2017 14:18:00 BANGLADESH
Boiler explodes in a Gazipur garment textile factory: at least 11 dead
The flames spread on the ground floor of the Multifabs plant. The company supplies retailers in many Western countries. The owner will pay for the medical costs of the injured and will offer work to the relatives of the victims.
Workers in Phnom Penh on strike for higher wages and better working conditions
The employer is a Singapore-based company working for international labels like Levi's, Gap and H&M. Workers want more money for transportation and housing as their base pay falls below the survival level. PIME missionary says the fight is unequal but at least it is a "sign" of greater awareness about workers' and labour rights.
Government to raise the minimum wage
A panel of trade unionists and business leaders will be set up to examine garment industry regulations in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse that killed more than a thousand people.
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