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The Disturbing Politics On Worker’s Life Contineous In Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi Garment industry brings life to millions of workers and their many million more family members. This life, however, often comes at the exchange of their humanity. This has been the struggle, in its simplest of forms. The rights

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The Biggest Festival of Bangladesh – Garment Workers Suffer Once More

The suffering of Garment workers in Bangladesh during major national and religious festivals continues throughout the month of fasting and the Eid day (“Eid” is the end of the fasting month and the greatest festival of Bangladesh). On 14 July

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As Festivals Approach Once More – Tensions Simmer Among Garment Workers

After the Tuba Group Unrest surrounding unpaid salaries and festival bonuses last August this year (2014), another festival now looms around the garment industry which is also known as the biggest export revenue earning industry of Bangladesh. This time its

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A worker’s ordeal – unrests due to incorrect wages

Recently factories in Bangladesh are generally implementing the Minimum Wage 2013 in their factories, since its declaration back in November 2013. January 2014 is the month of the first salary paid according to this new structure. Some factories however find

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2 Protesting Garment Worker Dies and Hundreds Injured While Protesting for Minimum Wage 2013

Two Protesting Garment Workers died on Monday 18 November 2013 while more than a hundred got injured in clashes between the Industrial Police and Garment Workers over the recent Minimum Wage declared by the Minimum Wage Board 2013. The dead

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Unrest Continue as Worker Federations and BGMEA Agree To Be At Peace Till Law Is Made

Yesterday, on 15.11.13, 57 Worker Federations came to an agreement with the BGMEA and held a press conference declaring that till the Minimum Wage Board publishes its final decision in a Gazette form, there will be no protest or rally

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Minimum wage proposal rejected by all, pressure on the minimum wage board to reconsider

After massive protests, and some of the Bangladesh’s biggest rallies in history for the 8000BDT minimum wage for garment workers; the Minimum Wage Board 2013 declared its suggestion for 5300BDT as the minimum wage decided on a 4 to 2

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