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15 Jan 2019

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Ruma Paul, Reuters

Bangladesh: Garment workers reject 'insufficient' pay rise & resume protests; Factories urge global brands to pay more

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"Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient", 14 January 2019

Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as insufficient, police and union leaders said.

Garment owners agreed to raise workers’ pay on Sunday after a week of violent demonstrations...

Though many have returned to work, most employees remain unhappy with the pay rise proposed as basic salaries were not raised as expected, union leaders said...

Garment owners said the rise put an extra burden on them which small factories will find difficult to afford, urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy...

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