About 130 ready-made garment factories located in the two major industrial centers of Savar and Ashulia on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, have stopped working indefinitely, leaving the world facing a shortage of jeans. The shutdown is due to a strike by workers seeking a sharp increase in wages. reports Xinhua.
Textile industry provides approximately 85 percent of annual exports Bangladesh worth $55 billion, supplying products to many of the world’s leading and Russian brands. At the same time, workers employed in it receive about $75 a month and are demanding an increase in payments to $209. Information about this was confirmed to journalists by the head of the industrial police department, Mohammad Sarwar Alam.
Workers last week refused a 56 percent increase in wages offered by the government and continue to protest. They led to vandalism of cars and factories, as well as clashes with police in and around Dhaka, the agency said.
As before noted in a conversation with BFM, Vitaly Mankevich, chairman of the all-Russian public organization “Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs,” said that, against the backdrop of protests in Bangladesh, possible problems with the supply of denim clothing are expected. In turn, the financial analyst Alexander Razuvaev suggested that the cost of such things by the New Year could increase in the range from 25 to 50 percent, writes News.ru.https://musicnewsfirst.com/