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The Foreign Hand Resurfaces, This Time in Bangladesh

By Syed Zain Al-Mahmood So it’s not only India that’s upset with the “foreign hand” meddling in its affairs. Now, Bangladeshi politicians are using the excuse to explain why factory workers in a suburb of Dhaka have been protesting in recent weeks. On the face of it the factory workers in the Ashulia industrial belt […]

More than 300 clothing factories in Bangladesh have re-opened after several days of violent protests by workers over salaries. Tens of thousands of workers vandalised plants and clashed with the police, demanding better pay and conditions. Garment workers last got a pay rise two years ago but union leaders say pay has not kept pace […]

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Nearly 50,000 Bangladeshi garment workers staged violent demonstrations on Wednesday demanding an increase in wages. The workers manufacture clothes for Walmart, H&M and Tesco, putting in 10-16 hours shift, six days a week.   Scores of protesters and police officers were injured on Wednesday as at least 50,000 Bangladeshi garment workers staged violent demonstrations to […]

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