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Solidarity with Bangladeshi textile trade unions

Stronger Unions, TUC Organizing Committee |  By Owen Tudor | August, 09 2010 |  Share  | Source Article

The TUC has joined US and international colleagues to support the struggle being waged by Bangladeshi textile trade unions for a minimum wage of just £45 a month. Colleagues from Unite have been to Bangladesh with their US counterparts in the USW, and have supported the strikers with adverts in the local media demonstrating solidarity from workers around the world. As well as supporting the specific demands of the striking workers, many of whom are part of the global union federation ITGLWF, solidarity is needed to defend freedom of association in the RMG (ready made garment) sector, which is the only long term solution to workers’ problems in the country.