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Over 100 Bangladesh garment plants halt operations in strike

Wage woes stir outcry at world's No. 2 exporter, in blow to H&M

Garment factory workers took to Dhaka's streets for a fifth straight day on Thursday to protest unfair pay practices.
Garment factory workers took to Dhaka's streets for a fifth straight day on Jan. 10 to protest pay practices.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Strikes at garment factories around the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka stretched into a fifth day Thursday, disrupting output for brands like H&M in the world's second-largest apparel exporter behind China.

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