New Bangladeshi law strengthens worker protections

In April, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse killed 1,132 workers

A new Bangladeshi law, approved in the wake of April’s deadly garment factory collapse, will give new protections to workers in the country.

The law includes provisions that will make it easier for workers to unionize, require employers to set aside 5 percent of yearly profits in employee welfare funds and establish a central fund to improve workers’ living standards, Reuters reports.

Alanna Byrne

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