An official Bangladeshi panel voted today to raise the minimum wage for garment workers by 76 per cent to USD 67, still the lowest in the world and well short of what unions wanted.
At least six people have been reported dead after a fire broke out in a garment factory in Delhi.
The Bangladesh government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a new programme to improve working conditions at garment factories in the country, the ILO said Monday.
The owners of garment factories near Dhaka in Bangladesh have decided to pull down the shutters after employees angered by a building collapse last month continue to protest, reports said Tuesday.
At least 14 people were killed in a fire at an underwear factory in south China Tuesday.
The family of a garment factory
manager, who was abducted allegedly by the outlawed terror
group of Abu Sayyaf gang in Philippines, has said that he
called his wife to inform about his safety.
Dozens of angry Bangladeshi garment factory workers demanding better wages were injured after police fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas shells as thousands of them became violent and blocked major thoroughfares in Dhaka.
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Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014