Bangladesh police clash with protesting garment workers

Gazipur (Bangladesh) (AFP) – Violence breaks out in the industrial town of Gazipur outside the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, after more than 10,000 workers staged protests in factories and along highways to reject a government offer of a pay rise. A government-appointed panel raised wages earlier this week by more than 50 percent for the country’s four million garment factory workers, who are seeking a near-tripling of their monthly wage.


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