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Clean Clothes Campaign condemns employers' minimum wage proposal for workers in Bangladesh and urges brands to take action

Clean Clothes Campaign condemns employers' minimum wage proposal for workers in Bangladesh and urges brands to take action
20-07-2018 07:22

The Bangladesh garment industry employers’ association has shown utmost disregard for workers’ wellbeing and for their lives outside of garment factories. On Monday, 16 July, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) submitted a proposal to the relevant public authority for the workers’ minimum wage to be set at 6,360 taka (about 75 USD). Not only does this amount not meet any living wage standard for Bangladesh – it does not even remedy employers’ disregard for the legally required increases over the past five years.

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