A long-running demand of underpaid garment workers looks set to be met. The government has announced a hike in the country's minimum wage.
Too much bureaucracy, too many regulations: Three years after its creation, the "Partnership for Sustainable Textiles" is losing members. But Germany's Development Ministry still stands by the alliance's ambitious aims.
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.
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.
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.
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