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13 Jan 2019

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Ruma Paul, Reuters

Bangladesh: Tripartite committee agrees to increase garment workers' pay

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"Bangladesh garment manufacturers raise workers' pay amid further protests", 13 January 2019

Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh have agreed to raise workers’ pay, the commerce minister said on Sunday, urging people to return to work after a week of violent demonstrations...

All parties involved agreed to raise wages across 6 of the 7 pay grades, leaving the minimum wages unchanged at 8,000 taka ($95), Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi told reporters...The revised wages are effective from December and will be adjusted from January, Munshi said.

Amirul Huq, who represented union leaders on the panel which met with Munshi, said they welcomed the wage hikes...

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