The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents stands on the side of the more than 1500 garment workers who have been fired in Bangladesh after a week of protests.
The workers started their demonstration against the dismissal of 121 workers and demanding a monthly minimum wage of 16,000 taka (£165 / $203). It is currently 5,300 taka (£55 / $67).
The garment industry gives extremely low wages to the workers although garments constitute the vast majority of Bangladesh’s exports. The international class oriented trade union movement will not tolerate slaves in the 21th century.
The WFTU demands the prompt satisfaction of the request for 16,000 taka minimum wage and the withdrawal of all the redundancies.