Interactive Infographic: Where Wages Have Risen, Are Rising or Could Soon Rise

Labor rates in key sourcing countries around the world are going up, either as workers battle for better pay or brands step up and offer it as they work toward paying a living wage.

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BD Factory Owners Worried About Higher Minimum Wage; Increased Productivity “Only Way to Survive”

After months of often tempestuous political wrangling and bursts of violent protests, Bangladesh’s government finally agreed upon a new salary structure for garment factory workers late last month. Effective December 1, according to an announcement by Labor Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju, the new minimum wage would be set at 5,300 taka ($68), a massive 77 percent increase.

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