Protests and clashes continue in Bangladesh over garment workers’ wage demands
11 November 2023 | 4:31 pm
Bangladesh's garment worker unions have rejected a 56 percent minimum wage increase made by a government-appointed board on Tuesday, saying it doesn't cover basic living expenses. On Wednesday, clashes with police erupted in a garment industry hub on the outskirts of Dhaka, leading to the death of one worker.
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