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13 Jan 2019

Author:
Ruma Paul, Reuters

Bangladesh: Garment manufacturers association threatens to cut protesting workers' pay & close factories

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"Bangladesh factory owners threaten to cut off pay to protesting workers", 13 January 2019

The head of Bangladesh's garment manufacturers association on Sunday called on protesting workers to return to work by Monday or companies will cut off their pay, after demonstrations calling for higher salaries that have lasted for a week...

Seeking to end the turmoil, Siddiqur Rahman, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association... [said]... "If you don't return to your work by tomorrow, you will not be paid any wages and we will shut down factories for an indefinite period,"... "Despite repeated assurance of meeting the demands, the workers are being incited to create unrest. We will not allow this anymore."...

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