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Brands’ pressure on governments

Bangladesh asked to raise its $36-a-month minimum wage... by clothes retail giant H&M

Date: 7 September 2012
Source:
Mail online
Link:
www.dailymail.co.uk
Author:
Suzannah Hills

Popular highstreet clothing chain H&M has urged the Bangladeshi government to increase the minimum wage for garment factory workers.

Bangladeshi factories, where some wages are as low as $37 a month (around £23), make clothes for H&M and other major companies such as Tesco, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Marks & Spencer, Kohl's and Carrefour.

But Swedish fashion group H&M has called for a change in the treatment of countries factory workers - urging for a higher minimum wage and annual pay reviews.

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