1 killed as garment workers clash with police in Bangladesh over pay rise

DHAKA — One female employee was slain as well as innumerable others were wounded in Bangladesh on Wednesday (Nov 8) throughout clashes in between cops as well as rock-throwing garment personnel that are stringent a bigger compensation boom, cops stipulated.

Obeying a week of unsafe clashes in between garment area personnel as well as cops over compensation, the Bangladesh federal government on Tuesday stipulated that the minimum wage would boom by 56.25 per cent to 12,500 taka (S$153) a month from Dec 1, the first boom in 5 years.

Polices stipulated they sold teargas as well as rubber bullets to respite upward outcries by hundreds of personnel that scoffed the neoteric compensation boom as well as took to highways in the garment hub of Gazipur, on the borders of the resources Dhaka.

“The personnel blocked streets as well as vandalised innumerable lorries. We had to utilise tear oil, rubber bullets as well as undisputable explosives to disperse the unruly personnel, that were throwing brick chips at us,” metropolitan cops cops officer Ashraf Uddin stipulated.

Decreased wages have helped Bangladesh build its garment area, through some 4,000 factories using four million personnel, channelling out brands such as H&M as well as GAP. Readymade clothings are a relevant of the economy, accounting for basically 16 per cent of GDP.

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