|Strikes Destroy Bangladesh Garments Industry|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Jun 17, 2012, 06:30 PM|
Clothing manufacturers are expected to soon shut down textiles factories in Bangladesh, due to the emergence of violent labor strikes.According to the BBC News, “about 300 garment factories in Bangladesh have halted operations indefinitely after five days of violent protests by workers over salaries.”
Garment laborers last received a pay raise two years ago but union leaders claim pay is not keeping pace with inflation.
As reported by the BBC, “about 500,000 people work in the Ashulia industrial zone on the outskirts of Dhaka, making clothes for companies such as Tesco and Walmart.
Garments accounted for 80 percent of Bangladesh’s exports’ earnings last year.
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