Bangladesh: One woman died in protest over salary hike

Dhaka, November 8 (Language) A woman worker died in a clash with the police on Wednesday during the ongoing protest against low increase in wages by ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh.

The administration of Bangladesh on Tuesday announced a 56.25 percent increase in the wages of ‘Ready Made Garments’ (RMG) factory workers, which the workers described as low. During the protests regarding this, three workers have died in seven days.

Eyewitnesses said more than 4,000 workers took to the streets to protest in Ghazipur, 25 kilometers north of Dhaka. Ghazipur is home to readymade garment factories where thousands of people work. Most of them are women.

The female protestor suffered head injuries.

B., head of the police post located in a government hospital. Mian told reporters that the woman was brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital along with an injured man for treatment and doctors declared her dead.

The textile industry contributes about 16 percent to Bangladesh’s GDP.


Noman Pavnesh


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