By  on November 4, 2013

The wage board set up in June in Bangladesh on Monday recommended a 77 percent increase in the minimum wage for textiles and apparel industry workers to 5,300 taka, or $68, a month, from $38 a month.

The second-largest garment exporter in the world after China, the garment industry in Bangladesh has been under pressure from workers as well as international organizations after a series of disasters in the past year have taken the lives of more than 1,250 workers.

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