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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh official panel recommends 76pc garment worker wage hike

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh official panel recommended on Monday that the government raises minimum wages for garment workers by 76 per cent following a string of disasters and protests over pay and conditions, an official said. The board o ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladeshis launch nationwide strike over fuel price hike

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 03:18pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh police fired tear gas and water cannon at protestors on Wednesday as a nationwide strike over a hike in fuel prices brought large parts ... a strike on January 4 to protest the latest fuel price hike. They also enforced series of strikes last month demanding polls under a neutral technocrat-led caretaker administration. On January ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh garment factories agree wage rise, ending protest

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... and the workers Atiqul Islam, head of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association “We told the unions that we’ll hike wages for all workers as soon as the new minimum wages are announced by the government panel,” said Atiqul Islam, head of the influential Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association. “We are also ready to hike wages as much as the panel ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police crack down on unions after wage unrest

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... people. Two workers were shot dead by police on Monday and hundreds have been injured in the violence that began after the government announced the 76 per cent hike earlier this month. One ...



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