On 23 October 2015,Indonesian government had passed the controversial new wage regulation . This (Article No 78 2015 on Policy of Wage) regulates wage (minimum wage, overtime, scale of wage, tax of wage, etc).
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance condemns the legal charges against the Cambodian unions over Nationwide Protests during the last Jan 2014.
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.
An interview with Tola Moeun, an activist with the Community Legal Education Center. He is an activist on labour and human rights issues since 2003.
Two day conference on Living Wages in Berlin ends with Declaration of Intent signed by the stakeholders present.
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.
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.