Bangladesh garment factory owners recently proposed 20 per cent hike in the minimum monthly wage for the 4.4 mn garment workers in the country against the demand for 126.80 per cent hike by the workers’ representative. Siddiqur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), said “We mainly considered the inflation rate in Bangladesh while proposing Tk 6,360 from the current minimum wage at Tk 5,300.”