Bangladesh garment factory workers detain boss until he pays bonus
DHAKA (Reuters) - Workers at a Bangladeshi garment factory freed a garment factory boss they had held captive in his office for more than 18 hours after he paid a promised bonus.
The incident was the first involving the forced confinement of a factory boss in months of confrontation between management and workers earning minimum wages equivalent to $38 a month, half what Cambodian garment workers earn.
A trade union leader said the incident was a "positive development" as workers had achieved their aim "peacefully".
Police said workers went to the Tuba Group factory on Saturday to demand payment of their bonus for the Eid al-Adha holiday in overwhelmingly Muslim Bangladesh.