Sept. 27 - Garment factory workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh demand higher salaries. Julie Noce reports.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Thousands of garment factory workers in Cambodia held demonstrations Friday to demand higher wages. The group of mostly women, marched from their factory to the Prime Minister's house in Phnom Pehn to present him with a petition. The workers want a higher salary- right now, they get the equivalent of about $80 U.S. dollars a month. They want $150 dollars a month. Garment factory workers in Bangladesh are also demanding higher wages. Demonstrations near the capital Dhaka turned violent Thursday when protesters clashed with police. Workers here get the equivalent of about $38 U.S. dollar a month- they want $100 dollars a month. Bangladesh is the world's second largest garment exporter after China.