Bangladesh tea production hit by protests

Tea workers, who earn $5 a week, decry working conditions and say they are struggling to survive.

    Bangladesh used to be one of the world's largest exporters of tea, but production is now nearly non-existent.

    That's because workers, who are paid only $5 a week, are barely making ends meet. They are protesting against their low pay and poor working conditions.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Sylhet.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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