A living wage

Bangladesh’s garments workers march through the streets to demand their living wage be increased to taka 5000 or US$72 per month in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday.

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Bangladesh’s garments workers march through the streets to demand their living wage be increased to taka 5000 or US$72 per month in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blasted the garment industry, a mainstay of the impoverished country’s economy, for paying inhumanly low wages, a burning issue that has fueled unrest and crippled production. Banner reads: “We demand 5000 takas (USD 72) per month.”