News Summary: Violence over pay in BangladeshSeptember 23, 2013 @ 9:59 am
(AP) - THE CONFLICT: Scores were injured after police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in the third day of clashes with thousands of garment workers demanding better minimum wages. More than 100 factories were closed.
THE ISSUE: The workers are demanding that their minimum monthly wage be raised to 8,114 takas (around $100) from the current 3,000 takas ($38). Factory owners are unwilling to increase the monthly wage beyond 3,600 takas ($45).
BACK STORY: Bangladesh earns about $20 billion a year from exporting garment products, its main business. It employs about 4 million workers. Harsh and often unsafe working conditions in the garment industry have gained global attention.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Buddy's new owner says she fears for her life, but won't return the dog
PETA Targets Needle
After seeing overweight people in the elevator, PETA wants the Space Needle to 'go vegan'
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.