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    Workers block Savar-Birulia road for 3hrs protesting factory shutdown

    Hundreds of RMG workers blocked the Savar-Birulia bypass road for three hours protesting a sudden indefinite shutdown of their factory without payment of wages.

  • Commuters suffer as RMG workers block Mirpur Road

    Commuters crossing Mirpur Road in Dhaka have been suffering immensely as several hundred garments workers took to the streets in Shyamoli halting traffic movement demanding arrears and bonuses.

  • Double trouble for RMG

    The garment sector is facing a double whammy as more and more factories are closing at a time when apparel shipments are falling.

  • RMG workers block busy Tejgaon road

    Several hundred workers of a readymade garment factory yesterday blocked the capital’s Satrasta intersection for over two hours, protesting the dismissal of some 66 of their colleagues.

  • Ashulia RMG workers on hunger strike

    Workers of a garment factory, who have been terminated allegedly for protesting sexual harassment of a fellow worker, started an indefinite hunger strike in Jamgor area of Ashulia.

  • A large number of law enforcers are deployed in Ashulia as workers return to factories

    Workers still fear dismissal; security heightened in Ashulia

    Amid deployment of a large number of law enforcers following eight days of unrest in the RMG sector, workers, in larger numbers than yesterday, are seen filing into work in Ashulia.

  • Readymade garment workers potest

    Cops probing instigators behind RMG unrest

    Urging the readymade garment workers to go back to work, Superintendent of Police (SP) in Dhaka Sha Migan Shafiur Rahman says police are investigating people who are acting as instigators of the unrest in the sector.

  • Readymade garment workers potest

    Workers' wages rise in 6 grades

    Bangladesh government has revised the wages for apparel workers in purview of a non-ending spate of unrest in its garments sector.

  • RMG Workers' Wage: Disparity evident

    For the fifth consecutive day, Bangladesh’s garments workers are pursuing protests over “disparity” in their new wage structure.

  • 30 hurt as cops, RMG workers clash in Savar

    At least 30 people are injured, including eight policemen, as law enforcers clash with agitating garment workers on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar.

  • Disparities in wages to be solved

    Amid continued demonstrations by garment workers over alleged disparity in their new wage structure, the government yesterday assured the workers of addressing the discrimination within a month.

  • Labour unrest continues; clashes in Savar

    For the third straight day, labour unrest in Bangladesh’s apparel industry pursued throughout Dhaka and Savar with clashes and police action being reported from multiple locations.

  • Police foil demo of RMG Workers

    Cops foil garment workers’ demo in Savar

    Police dispelled a demonstration of garments workers over the new wage structure in Dhaka’s outskirts Savar this morning.

  • RMG workers' demo stalls city artery

    Thousands of passengers suffered massive traffic congestion yesterday as garment workers blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, demanding a raise, for five hours at the city's Uttara.

  • Bangladesh Readymade Garment workers new wage board

    RMG workers demo in Savar against new wage

    About a thousand factory workers are demonstrating in Savar protesting what they said was discrimination in their new wage board.

  • Ready-made Garment Workers injured

    18 RMG workers hurt

    Eighteen readymade garment workers, including nine women, were injured in an attack by transport workers and CNG filling station employees in Savar yesterday.

  • Bangladesh garment workers minimum wage

    New apparel wage comes into effect next month

    The labour ministry yesterday published a gazette on the wage structure of garment workers which would come into effect from next month.

  • Garment workers clash with cops in N'ganj

    At least 35 people, including 10 policemen, were injured as police and workers of a closed readymade garment factory clashed at Adamjee EPZ in Narayanganj city yesterday.

  • Minimum Wage: RMG workers' countrywide demo Sept 21

    Garment workers will demonstrate in their factory areas across the country on September 21, protesting the recent announcement of Tk 8,000 as their minimum wage and demanding doubling of the amount to Tk 16,000.

  • Bangladesh garment workers minimum salary

    Tk 8,000 a month

    The government has raised the minimum monthly wage for 4.4 million garment workers by around 51 percent to Tk 8,000 from the existing Tk 5,300 with effect from December.

  • Poor healthcare plagues RMG units

    Four months into her pregnancy, Tahmina, 35, found herself under constant stress as she tried to meet the production quota in the RMG factory in Tejgaon where she had been working for the last four years.

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    BGMEA wants tax cuts to cope with wage hike

    Garment factory owners yesterday decided to negotiate with the government for gaining benefits like cash incentives or tax waivers to

  • Bangladesh readymade garments workers eid bonus,

    'Pay Eid bonus of workers by Aug 16'

    All industries including readymade garments factories will have to pay the Eid festival bonus to workers by August 16.

  • Bangladeshi garments worker

    Owners propose 20pc hike in minimum wage for RMG workers

    Garment factory owners proposes 20 per cent hike in the minimum monthly wage for the 4.4 million garment workers in the country against the demand for 126.80 per cent hike by the workers’ representative.

  • readymade garment worker Aminul Islam

    RMG worker gets death for killing labour leader Aminul

    A Tangail court today sentences a readymade garment worker to death for killing labour leader Aminul Islam in 2012.

  • Bangladeshi garments worker

    Most garment workers have no contract:Survey

    More than 72 percent of the garment workers in Dhaka and Gazipur do not have any appointment letters, according to a survey conducted by Manusher Jonno Foundation, a non-governmental organisation.

  • ‘RMG workers are unaware they are sexually harassed’

    Bangladesh’s garment workers are mostly unaware that they are being sexually harassed at factories, ManusherJonno Foundation says in a report.

  • Necessity is the mother of invention

    If picture speaks a thousand words then the one carried in the back page of this paper on Sunday speaks more than that. It shows several women garment workers walking on a footpath unshod, to grab a quick lunch since they don't carry lunch to work. They had come out without footgear to give a slip to their work supervisors because if they were detected leaving the factory premises during lunch break, they would have to pay for their absence from their wages.

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    Huge tailback on Mirpur Road after RMG workers' demo

    Vehicular movement on Mirpur Road in Kalyanpur of Dhaka is disrupted for over an hour as workers of a garment factory block the road demanding arrears ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.