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MONTHS OF OCCUPATIONS PAY OFF: BANGLADESHI GARMENT WORKERS WIN A 77% PAY RAISE

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Following a four day shutdown of hundreds of factories by strikes and a series of violent confrontations involving tens of thousands of people, Bangladeshi garment workers have forced the bosses into a 77% rise to the minimum wage, although it is still the lowest minimum wage in the world. This victory will hopefully be a catalyst to other garment workers in India, China, Cambodia, and Laos, who are being held back from confrontation by the boss’s threats of relocation and dismissals. Millions of workers are employed across the region in the garment industry accounting for over 75% of several countries’ GDP, so the bosses could not stand a shutdown of longer than a few days.

Learn more here http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/14/bangladesh-garment-workers-pay-rise

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“MONTHS OF OCCUPATIONS PAY OFF: BANGLADESHI GARMENT WORKERS WIN A 77% PAY RAISE”