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Bangladesh plans to raise pay for garment workers

May 12, 2013 • World News


A Bangladeshi rescuer stands amid the rubble of a garment factory building that collapsed on April 24 as they continue searching for bodies in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 12, 2013. Search teams resumed their rain-interrupted work Sunday as the death toll from the collapse continued to climb past 1,100. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers after the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a factory building focused attention on the textile industry’s dismal pay and hazardous working conditions.

A new minimum wage board will issue recommendations for pay raises within three months, Textiles Minister Abdul Login to read more

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