Pandemic cut earnings of 82pc apparel Bangladeshi workers in April-May

Eighty-two per cent of garment workers in Bangladesh earned less in April and May compared to that in February because of the coronavirus pandemic – a finding that highlights the effect the crisis had on the incomes of the working class, according to a new study by Brac University

Oct 02, 2020
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Eighty-two per cent of garment workers in Bangladesh earned less in April and May compared to that in February because of the coronavirus pandemic – a finding that highlights the effect the crisis had on the incomes of the working class, according to a new study by Brac University.

The university's Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and James P Grant School of Public Health, in association with the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California, Berkeley recently carried out the rapid survey titled "The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Lives of Workers in the Garment Industry".

Co-author Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, also the executive director of the Institute for South Asia Studies and director of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, presented the findings at a webinar.


https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/pandemic-cut-earnings-82pc-apparel-workers-april-may-1971021

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