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Bangladeshi Workers Union clashed with police for a third day

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:03 am

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/bangladesh-garment-workers-police-clash/story-e6frfkui-1226724836878
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Manufacturers said Monday's protests were some of the worst in the sector since 2010 when months of demonstrations forced the government and factory owners to agree to a minimum monthly wage of 3,000 taka ($A40).

Bangladeshi textile workers are among the worst paid in the sector worldwide, and often toil for 80 hours a week in factories, which are vulnerable to fires and other accidents.

Protests over poor wages, benefits and working conditions are frequent but have gained in intensity since April when a factory complex collapsed, killing more than 1100 people in one of the world's worst industrial disasters.

In Savar, where April's accident occurred, more than a dozen factories were shut down as protesters clashed with police, leaving around 20 people injured, said the deputy chief of Dhaka police Shyamal Mukherjee.

The impoverished South Asian country is the world's second-largest garment exporter with apparel shipments accounting for 80 percent of its $A28.95 billion annual exports.

In June this year the government set up a panel to review salaries and unions have demanded an 8,114 taka ($A107) minimum monthly wage.

Factory owners have rejected the demand, saying they can raise wages by only 20 per cent to 3,600 taka due to gloomy global economic conditions.
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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:07 am

GO Bangladeshi wokers Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation 
Fight the good Fight.

$100 a month is bugger all, I know some of the stores here that use them are making massive profits.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:53 am

Love it. LOVE IT. Power to the people.

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