Trade union leaders and an apparel sector expert said that the wages they receive are insufficient to cover the basic needs and living costs of workers. Weak negotiation skills and lack of pressure from the trade unions and federation have deprived Ready Made Garment (RMG) workers from receiving the demanded minimum wage. On September 13, amid the workers’ demand of Tk 12,000 as minimum wage, the government set the minimum wage to Tk 8,000 per month. The trade union leaders and an apparel sector expert said that this wage is insufficient to cover the basic needs and living costs of the workers.