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Reasonable Wages for Workers to Eliminate Unrest in Bangladesh's Ready-made Garments (RMG) Sector


  • Mohammad Ismail Bhuiyan

    () (Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)


This paper summarizes the main causes of unrest in Bangladesh’s ready-made garments (RMG) sector and how they can be resolved. It provides some background on the degree of unrest in Bangladesh’s RMG sector, focusing on six major unrests during December 2010 and June 2012 and provides some information on conflict resolution processes. The paper is based on interviews with RMG workers, management, and factory owners. It shows that low and discriminating wages are the main underlying factor of unrest in the RMG. Hence, wages should be given top most priority to evade unrest in the RMG factories, followed by the implementation of labor rights.

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  • Mohammad Ismail Bhuiyan, 2013. "Reasonable Wages for Workers to Eliminate Unrest in Bangladesh's Ready-made Garments (RMG) Sector," Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) BDRWPS No. 17, Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC).
  • Handle: RePEc:bnr:wpaper:17

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