Bangladesh

Tailoring to needs - garment worker struggles in Bangladesh

Garment workers protest - May 2010

A general overview and analysis of developments in the garment worker struggles we have been covering for the past few years.

The rage over the wage

Dhaka minimum wage protest - August 2010

The past four days have seen widespread protests and rioting against the announcement of the new minimum wage structure for Bangladeshi garment workers.

Workers' struggles in Asia (July 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during July up to the 23rd, and also some from the Indian Subcontinent that I came across whilst searching. I've been posting to a Twitter feed as I find stories: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews. I can't continue with it or these summaries for a few months, but it's possible someone else will take over some of it for a while.

Workers' struggles in Asia (June 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during June, and also some from the Indian Subcontinent that I came across whilst searching. I now have a Twitter feed where I will be posting the stories I find, so if you don't want to wait until the end of the month to read them or would like to write up some of these for libcom news when they happen rather, please follow it: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews

Sleepless nights for bosses in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Garment workers' protest at Ashulia, Bangladesh - 2010

A survey of recent unrest in the garment industry, as agitation for a greatly increased minimum wage - as part of an improved wage structure - continues.

Bangladeshi strike wave rolls on; rocks, papers and cloth

Labour unrest continues[1] in diverse areas, including rock mining and the garment industry.

River workers' strike over - deal struck - but strike wave grows

The Bangladeshi river vessel strike ends - but other strikes keep rolling...

River transport strike paralyses Bangladesh

A week-long strike of river vessel and port workers continues, despite severe state repression.

Death traps - work, home, fire and the poor in Bangladesh

slum fire in Bangladesh

An examination of the ever-present threat of fire in the lives of the working class after yet another garment factory fire kills 21 workers - while slum fires also have a devastating affect...

Video: Machinists against the machine - Bangladeshi garment workers' struggles

A 15 minute video; a workforce, 85% female, paid some of the lowest wages in the world; expressing some of the highest levels of class struggle in the world at present. Trade unions have very little influence or restraint on these struggles - they are self-organised by workers on the job. When strikes turn riotous, they often spread into the wider working class community.