Factories Close Down To Wage Protest In Narayanganj

Factories close down in Narayanganj as workers stage protests for higher wages.

Sources report that workers of a factory belonging to Opex-Sinha Group in Narayanganj staged protests on low wages which turned violent as security forces came into the scene trying to crush the unrest with force. Soon afterwards, the unrest spread across the area and factories had to end up being closed.

Minimum wage in Bangladesh remains the lowest in Asia at $38 per month (approximately) [1]. Worker rights abuses are still noticed with lack of adequate weekends for most of the factories. Among these concerns, the building and fire safety concerns have come up as a strong threat to regional stability in terms of its trade which accounts to a huge chunk into the national economy. Currently Bangladesh also prides itself to be the 2nd largest garment exporter in the world[2].

After the recent Rana Plaza tragedy, a new minimum wage board have been set up by the government which is yet to enforce a new minimum wage which will be higher than the previous as promised.

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[1] US State Department

[2] http://www.bgmea.com.bd/home/pages/Strengths

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