The death toll from the garment factory collapse in Dhaka tips 1,000 and the rescue effort is coming to an end. Two weeks since the tragic incident laborers in Bangladesh are making small gains. The government says it is prepared to increase the minimum wage and allow workers to form trade unions without factory owner permission.
Bangladesh, with 5,000 such factories and millions of garment industry workers, is second only to China as a global exporter of clothing. The garment industry is seen by many Bangladeshi officials and business leaders as one of the nation’s brightest economic prospects.
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