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Hundreds of workers sacked over protests in Bangladesh

General secretary of industry body IndustriAll Bangladesh Council, Salauddin Shapon, has condemned the untoward role the police authorities used on workers that stage the protest over low-wages.



However, Over 4,800 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers sewing clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for taking part in earlier this month that turned violent.

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The Police has disclosed to the news agency that the workers were seen vandalizing and causing all kinds of violent before being fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

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One of the protesters was killed and more than 50 injured in clashes in Ashulia, a key industrial town outside Dhaka where clothes are sewn for retail giants H&M, Walmart and many others.

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Roughly 80 percent of Bangladesh’s export earnings come from clothing sales abroad, and the industry wields considerable power.

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