Thousands of garment workers demanding higher pay clashed with police in Bangladesh, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 200 factories closed. The country's textile workers are among the worst paid in the world.
Western clothing brands benefit from low manufacturing costs in Eastern Europe, where laws are ignored and workers exploited. Local governments even support such industry practices.
Germany's leading council of economic experts says that the current rules governing work are obsolete and inflexible. But if the labor code is rewritten, will working people lose crucial protections?
The boiler explosion death toll at a Bangladeshi garment factory has risen to 10. Another 40 people have undergone treatment. The blast after maintenance checks happened while most workers were still away on holiday.
The US e-car pioneer has agreed to an improved salary structure and job guarantee until 2022 for the workers at Tesla Grohmann Automation under efforts to avoid a strike at its crucial German subsidiary.
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