Bangladesh to raise garment workers' wages: Minister

DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh has set up a panel to raise the minimum wage for more than three million garment workers, a minister said on Sunday, after a series of disasters highlighted the poor conditions they endure.

"We've set up a minimum wage board for the garment sector. We did it in view of the workers' demand to hike their salaries," textile minister Abdul Latif Siddique told AFP.