Since the announcement of the new wage, the workers have been reiterating that it will not bring them any semblance of relief, but fighting for it has brought on all kinds of trouble.
After more than two weeks of unrest in the garment sector over minimum wages, normalcy has started to be restored with almost all factories reopening and workers returning to their workplaces yesterday.
Rather than assuage the workers by announcing a respectable wage, the wage board has essentially fuelled workers’ outrage and made a mockery of the wage negotiation process
At least 12 garment factories of Gazipur were declared closed after workers resumed protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of Tk 23,000
Female worker was shot dead yesterday in clash with police following union leaders' rejection of new minimum wage
Forty-eight platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in Dhaka and nearby districts to ensure security at garment factories
The wage board for garment workers has set the minimum salary at Tk 12,500, a little over half of what workers demand.
The announcement came from State Minister for Labour Monnujan Sufian