Garment workers in Bangladesh will get a 77% pay increase from December. That's part of a new deal between unions, retailers and the government. More on that and some other stories in brief.
Four years ago the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 people. Working conditions have improved since then, but wages have not. Maria Zimmerman reports from Dhaka.
The government has hailed a deal to raise wages for the country's estimated 700,000 garment workers. But some union representatives have criticized the latest raise, saying it falls short of a fair minimum wage.
Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest.
Thousands of garment workers have staged a protest in the Bangladeshi capital on the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. Hundreds died when the flimsy factory complex collapsed, but no one has been convicted.
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