An alliance of 11 federations and unions in the garment sector of Bangladesh joined the Garment Workers’ Trade Union Center (GWTUC) in their call to fight for an increase in minimum wages to 25 000 BDT (approx. 215€ / 235US$) per month. That might not sound like much. But considering that the current minimum wage for garment workers in the country is a meager 8 000 BDT, an increase of more than 200% would be a real mile stone for the four million workers in that industry. The vast majority of which are female workers.
In Bangladesh you can find aroud 4000 garment factories, most of which produce for brands like Adidas, H&M, Nike, Marc O’Polo and Zara.
The GWTUC calls on fellow unions and individuals to stand in solidarity with the garment workers. See the call below.
GWTUC has been involved with the Global May Day network in the past few years and also supports the call for Global May Day 2023.
Let’s bring their struggle to our streets and cities!
Their fight is our fight!
PS: Don’t forget to report your actions 🙂