Garment workers in Bangladesh

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500 women sacked, 5 raped, 3 killed
19 January 1996. National Garment Workers' Federation of Bangladesh mobilization for a six-day workweek meets owner and government repression.
Worldwide condemnatino of attack on Bangladesh garment workers
International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, 30 November 1995. Trade unions around the world have come out in support of the Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union (BIGU) following a vicious attack on the union's Dhaka headquarters.
New Trade Union World Briefing: Bangladesh: the tension is rising…
ICFTU Online…, 9 July 2004. Will Bangladesh lose a million jobs in the years ahead? The current system of export quotas for the textile sector will end in 2005; China and India will be major competitors for Bangladesh's garment industry. With a work force consisting of 80% women and no alternatives, serious social problems could erupt in Bangladesh if there is a major recession in the textile industry.
Garment strike in Bangladesh: Whose responsibility, whose interests?
By Mohammad Basirul Haq Sinha, Workers World, 10 January 2006. A general strike and workers' rebellion in Bangladesh this May exposed the horrible exploitation of that country's garment workers, who toil in locally owned factories to supply Wal-Mart and others in the imperialist retailing industry with ready-made clothing.
More strikes and riots in Bangladesh—garment workers take the offensive again!
By Ret Marut,, Thursday 12 October 2007. Thousands of striking garment workers fought pitched battles with the police and factory security forces. Since the garment workers revolt in May-June, negotiations on promised concessions, improvements in conditions and setting of a minimum wage have broken down and/or the bosses have refused to implement them.