Gar­ment work­ers get raise this fall

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

DHAKA — Bangladesh has raised min­i­mum monthly wages for its mil­lions of gar­ment work­ers by about 80 per­cent af­ter months of vi­o­lent protests over poor pay and con­di­tions, a govern­ment min­is­ter said. The of­fi­cial min­i­mum wage has been set at 3,000 takas ($45) a month, up from 1662 takas ($25) in the first raise since 2006, La­bor Min­is­ter Khan­daker Mosharaff Hos­sain said. The new pay struc­ture starts in Novem­ber and has seven grades — the high­est pay fixed at 9,300 takas ($140).

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