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CPD for Tk 6,560 as minimum wage for entry-level garment workers

businessnews24bd.com Against the backdrop of the workers’ ongoing unrest over salary hike, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today recommended Taka 6,560 as the minimum wage for an entry-level worker of the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector.Presenting the keynote paper on ‘Revision of the Minimum Wage in the RMG Sector’ at CIRDAP auditorium here, additional research director of the independent ... Read More »

Shut RMG units open from Tuesday

businessnews24bd.com The garment factories, declared shut for unrest, in the capital, Savar and Gazipur will be opened from Tuesday. The decision was taken in a meeting of workers, owners and government representatives at Shipping Ministry on Monday noon. After the meeting, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said, “The workers, who will not join work tomorrow, will be marked as perpetrators.” With ... Read More »

Garment workers loot firearms in Gazipur

Gazipur Correspondent Garment workers attacked an Ansar Camp in Bhogra area and looted four firearms and 135 round bullets on Monday morning. Sources said hundreds of garment workers brought out a protest procession demanding salary and allowance hike on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the morning. At one stage, agitating workers entered an Ansar camp of a garment. To bring the situation ... Read More »

Bangladeshi factory workers locked in on 19-hour shifts

BBC Online It’s the middle of the night and I am lying on the floor of a van in the sweltering back streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I’m outside a factory making clothes for a western supermarket. I can see dozens of workers inside. They’ve been in there since 07:00. We’ve been told this factory – Ha Meem Sportswear – works ... Read More »

10 hurt in Savar RMG worker-cop clash

Savar Correspondent At least 10 people, including a policeman, were injured as readymade garment (RMG) workers clashed with police at different places in the upazila during demonstration for minimum salary of Tk8,000 on Monday. The authorities were forced to declare at least 15 RMG factories closed for the day following the incident. Officer-in-charge (Investigation) Aminur Rahman of Savar Police Station ... Read More »

Garment workers go berserk in Gazipur

Gazipur Correspondent Readymade garment (RMG) workers went on the rampage in Gazipur industrial belt on Monday for the third straight day during demonstration demanding minimum wage at Tk8,000. They put up barricade on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway and at several points of the Dhaka Bypass road resulting in long tailbacks. The workers also vandalised some factories and at least 50 vehicles ... Read More »

RMG workers go rampage on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Ready-made garments factory workers turned violent on the Dhaka-Tangail highway alleging ‘obstruction’ while trying to join a rally in the capital. The unrest led to a shutdown of nearly 50 factories around Gazipur, the Industrial Police said on Saturday. Garments Sromik Somonnoy Parishad, a RMG workers’ organisation has called a rally on Saturday in Dhaka demanding Tk 8,000 as minimum ... Read More »

3 Gazipur RMG units shut on labour unrest

Gazipur Correspondent The authorities were forced to close three readymade garment (RMG) factories in Hotapara area of Sadar upazila for a day on Wednesday following a labour unrest over minimum wage. Police said workers of the three RMG units—Givency, Jahin Textile and KCO Pyia Apparels—in the area went on work abstention in the morning and staged demonstrations demanding a minimum ... Read More »

RMG workers’ demo for Tk.8000 minimum salary

Financial News Service Politicians, academics and garment workers leaders on Friday at separate rallies in the capital demanded fixing basic minimum wage for the garment workers Tk.8000 per month to run their families facing price hikes of the essential commodities. Garment Workers` Trade Union Centre and Bangladesh Garment Sramik Sanghati organised separate rallies in front of the National Press Club ... Read More »

British party unhappy over US’s GSP cut

British Labour Party was ‘very disappointed’ over the US decision of suspending Bangladesh’s GSP facility after the worst-ever building collapse in April that killed more than 1100 people, mostly garment workers. “….that sends wrong message. It suggests that they turn back on the industry rather than taking responsibility and fixing it, which should be the focus now,” visiting Bangladesh-born British ... Read More »