Displaying items by tag: Worker Action
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:57

Cambodia: Garment workers sacked for striking

Take action today to support over 300 Cambodian workers sacked for their participation in strikes for fair wages. The workers downed their tools in September last year to support trade unions in ongoing minimum-wage negotiations. They were dismissed from their factories as a consequence. 

Published in Global News

Since the announcement of the new minimum wage proposal on July 29, workers continued their protests in the streets. Violent clashes between workers and the police resulted in many arrests, and cases against thousands of workers, often anonymously, have been filed. On July 30, more criminal cases were filed against the BCWS staff and other worker leaders. Your urgent support is needed to stop the crackdown on the labour rights organisations.

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:06

BANGLADESH: New minimum wage proposal

On July 30, the Bangladesh government announced its proposal to raise the minimum monthly wage to 3000 Taka (€32), effective November 1, 2010. Of that amount, 2,000 takas would be the basic pay while 800 takas would be paid in house rent and 200 takas in health allowance. The apprentice level wage would increase to 2,500 takas (€27), up from the present 1,200 takas (€13).

Published in Global News


Garment-workers unions and labour-rights organisations have reacted with indignation and disappointment at the newly-proposed increase to the minimum wage in Bangladesh' garment industry. Yesterday the National Wage Board recommended an increase of the minimum wage to 3000 Bangladeshi 'taka' (£27).

Published in Global News

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