Ravaged by job loss, pay cut

1st May, 2021

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Thousands of RMG workers see reduced income during pandemic in last one year

Hundreds of thousands of workers in the readymade garment sector have been laid off since last year, despite factory owners receiving a Tk 8,000 crore stimulus packagefrom the government to pay their salaries during the pandemic. An estimate by Bangladesh Centre for Workers' Solidarity (BCWS) puts the number of workers who lost their jobs in one year, till April, at at least 300,000.

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