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  1. Bangladesh Proposes 77 Percent Wage Hike for Garment Workers

    Jobs may be getting incrementally less horrible for Bangladesh’s working class. As part of reforms in the wake of the April Savar garment factory collapse that killed 1,129, Bangladesh officials have proposed raising the minimum wage for garment workers from $38 to $66 a month. The increase has received significant pushback from factory owners and manufacturers, with one representative saying the government shouldn’t make a decision “out of emotion or political benefit.” Pay would still be just 24 percent of a living wage.

    Sources: ThinkProgress, Al Jazeera

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