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Factories ablaze as Bangladesh garment workers protest

Angry Bangladeshi garment workers blocked roads, set factories alight and clashed with police for a third day on Monday as protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of $100 spread outside the capital Dhaka. Abdul Baten, police chief of the Gazipur industrial district near Dhaka which is home to hundreds of…

Bangladesh garment workers demand $100 a month minimum wage

Thousands of Bangladesh garment workers blocked roads and attacked factories outside the capital Dhaka on Saturday demanding a $100 minimum monthly wage. The workers, many carrying sticks, walked off the job in dozens of garment factories, which make apparel for the world’s top retailers such as Walmart, and protested for…