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Monthly Archives: August 2010


The past four days have seen widespread protests and rioting against the announcement of the new minimum wage structure for Bangladeshi garment workers.

The industry’s monthly minimum wage was last raised after the mass revolt of 2006. The increase, to Taka 1,662[£15/$23/€18], was already inadequate – and since then inflation of basic foodstuffs has risen over 70%. Read More »