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Bangladesh garment workers keep up protests for wage hike

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Bangladesh garment workers again staged violent protests Thursday though the owners agreed to pay them a minimum monthly salary of about $68.

A nearly 77 percent hike from the existing monthly pay was recommended by a government board recently.

Garment owners agreed to the new wage at a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her residence on Wednesday, Xinhua reports. The owners also decided to resume production in all the garment factories at mega industrial belt Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka. Citing security concerns, the apex organisations of Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers Tuesday decided to shut down all the 782 Ashulia garment factories.IANS


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