DHAKA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Bangladesh, the world's second biggest garment exporter behind China, will consider demands for an increase in the minimum wage, a minister said, after a third day of clashes with police that killed one worker and wounded dozens. Protests resumed on Wednesday with workers blocking roads and burning tyres near the capital, Dhaka, but no violence was reported. The government formed a panel of factory owners, union leaders and government officials to inv
Production in as many as 50 garment units remained suspended in the last three days in fear of unrest as the workers were demonstrating for the implementation of the new wage, factory owners said yesterday. Of the factories, 25 are in Ashulia and 25 in Gazipur, said Siddiqur Rahman, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), at an emergency press conference at the association's office in Dhaka. The new wage board for garment workers i
Bangladesh’s minimum wage board, formed to review the wages for readymade garment (RMG) workers, has finalised its proposal setting Tk 8,000 ($95 approx) as minimum monthly wage ignoring all objections of the trade union federations and factory owners. The wage might not change and would be applicable from December this year, state minister for labour Md Mujibul Haque said. The gazette notification recommending the wage for the lowest-grade workers was published on October 8,
Bangladesh labour leaders under the banner of Garment Workers' Rights Movement demonstrated outside the National Wage Board office in Dhaka demanding tripling the minimum wage as the board, formed to formulate a new pay structure for the country's garment workers, held its second meeting recently. The meeting was chaired by board chairman Syed Aminul Islam. The labour leaders demanded a monthly minimum wage of Tk 16,000, according to Bangladesh media reports. However, the own
Bangladesh's National Minimum Wage Board is set to hold a second meeting on Sunday (8 July) to review pay for ready-made garment workers. Currently, the minimum wage for the country's clothing workers is BDT5,300 per month (US$68). Unions are demanding a tripling to BDT16,000. As well as a payrise, workers have been demanding a statutory framework to govern pay grades The Bangladesh Government is meeting this weekend to discuss a new minimum wage for employees in the country'