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Bangladesh tea strike spotlights poorest workers' inflation plight

Protests resume after offer of raise to $1.50 a day -- far below $3 demand

Striking Bangladeshi tea workers stage a demonstration at a plantation in the northeastern Moulvibazar District. (Photo by Mintu Deshwara)

DHAKA -- Despite briefly agreeing to go back to work, tea workers across Bangladesh continued to protest over the weekend, underscoring growing frustration over meager wages amid accelerating inflation.

Workers from over 160 tea plantations across the nation are demanding a raise to the equivalent of $3 per day, from $1.20, which makes them the country's lowest-paid workforce.

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