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2 Jan 2023

The Daily Star

Bangladesh: Centre of garment worker unions demands 175% hike in monthly wage as inflation and cost of living soar

"RMG labour rights body want 175% hike in monthly wage", 2 January 2023

The Bangladesh Garments Workers Unity Council (BGWUC)...demanded that the monthly minimum wage of the garment workers to be hiked by 175 per cent to Tk 22,000 from the existing Tk 8,000.

The rise in the minimum wage for the garment workers is needed because of abnormal rise in the cost of living fuelled by the spiralling inflation and house rents...


The leaders of BGWUC will submit a charter of demand to the labour minister and secretary for raising salary and other benefits of the garment workers and for the formation of new wage board to recommend wage structure for the workers.

If the government does not form the new wage board for the workers...they will take to the street to realise their demand...