Bangladeshi garment workers

More strikes and riots in Bangladesh - garment workers take the offensive again!

Seven garment factories were severely damaged, while bosses claimed 100 other factories were vandalised; three shopping malls and 50 vehicles were also attacked on Tuesday (10th Oct) as thousands of striking garment workers fought pitched battles with the police and factory security forces in and around the capital, Dhaka. Over 100 people were injured in the clashes.

Situation normal - Bangladesh in turmoil

The riots in Dhaka from Wednesday evening continuing through Thursday morning (see earlier report) protesting frequent electric power cuts, spread to various other areas of Bangladesh and continued on Friday.

More clashes in Bangladesh - the issue of energy

Textile workers in Narsingdi, central Bangladesh, yesterday fought police in protests against irregular power supply to their factory workplaces.

Bangladeshi Government forced to renounce mine project

burning log blocks Phulbari rail line.

In the face of mass resistance, Bangladeshi Government forced to renounce mine project. More actions threatened in garment industry.

News from Bangladesh

Unrest continues across Bangladesh, with widespread strikes and the mass revolt against an attempt by a British company to begin destructive open cast mining in Phulbari.

Garment workers revolt in Bangladesh

RM analyses the strikes, riots and fires of the garment workers of Bangladesh for libcom.org/news.

Bangladesh: Textile workers win right to unionise

Bangladeshi authorities have said they will grant union rights to workers in the clothing industry in a bid to end protests that have left one man dead and scores injured and cost the industry an estimated $140 million.

Bangladesh: Police open fire on striking workers, killing one

At least one person was killed and 80 injured as police opened fire on garment workers who have been on a wildcat strike demanding a pay increase and the release of two imprisoned colleagues.

A Visit to Bangladesh

Bangladesh... Not Just Floods! - ICG