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Bangladesh govt plans pay rise for garment factory workers

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:25

Dhaka: After the world`s worst garment industry disaster, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the income of garment factory workers.

On 24th April, Rana Plaza, a garment factory building collapsed due to its poor structure and claimed the lives of 1100 people.

Bangladesh is a major spot for textile industry providing clothing to major retailers around the globe but the working conditions and pay scale of its workers is far low than decent.

In a report byNews24, the government of Bangladesh is planning to increase the minimum pay of the garment factory workers. The minimum wage board will file a report. It will be later decided by the Cabinet whether to accept the proposals.

The minimum wages for garment workers were last raised by 80% to thirty-eight dollars a month in 2010 after the workers protested, the reports said.

Rescue measures are still on at the disaster site, which took place more than two weeks back. The working conditions are a clear violation of safety and working standards for the workers.

First Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:25

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