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Bangladesh Factories Push to Suspend 5% Wage Hike in ‘Anti-Labor Bid’

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Union leaders are urging the Bangladesh government to reject an appeal by the country’s knitwear manufacturers to freeze a planned 5 percent hike in the minimum wage for garment workers for the next two years. The increase, which would raise the monthly take-home pay from 8,000 taka ($94) to 8,400 taka ($99), is a “legitimate…

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