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Living Wage versus Minimum Wage
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Across Asia governments set minimum wage levels which companies are obliged to comply with. However in every garment producing country the Asia Floor Wage Alliance works in the minimum wage levels fall far below a wage a person could live on. All figures are for a monthly salary.
Asia Floor Wage in local currency
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 19-11-2015 14:02 — filed under: ,
Updated with 2015 calculations
Who are the Asia Floor Wage Alliance?
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) is an international alliance of trade unions and labour rights activist who are working together to demand garment workers are paid a living wage.
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Members of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance is a growing alliance of Trade Unions and labour rights activists, some of our members are listed below.
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Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations 'systemic'
by Mirjam van Heugten published 24-06-2014 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , , ,
After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.
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Living Wage conference – 25-26 November 2013
by emma published 26-11-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
Two day conference on Living Wages in Berlin ends with Declaration of Intent signed by the stakeholders present.
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New Bangladesh minimum wage level greeted with disappointment
by emma published 20-11-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, activists are disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.
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India: Human Rights trial hears fashion worker woes
by Geertjan Davelaar published 23-11-2012 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: ,
Garment workers alongside international brands and government representatives gave evidence at a tribunal which started in Bangalore this week to assess claims of systematic human rights abuses in the Indian garment industry. 250 garment workers from Bangalore, Gurgaon and Tirupur attended the tribunal, foregoing their daily wage and attendance bonus, to share testimonies of rights abuses and exploitation at the hands of western brands, surveyed by a panel of international judges.
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Asia Floor Wage in local currency (2013)
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 19-11-2015 13:51 — filed under: ,