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The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) was founded in 2007 as an Asian labour-led global labour and social alliance across garment producing countries (such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and consumer regions (USA and Europe) for addressing poverty level wages, gender discrimination, and freedom of association in global garment production networks.

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Our partner Garment Labour Union (GLU), joined the day-long protest in Karnataka today, called by farmer organizations, trade unions, and others to oppose the
anti-labour and anti-farmer legislations introduced by the State and Central governments of India.


This week a verdict was announced in the case of the Ali Enterprises fire. The affected families and labour activists in #Pakistan however lament that systematic disregard of labour law, lack of brand accountability & failing auditing remain unaddressed. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/720791-declaring-baldia-factory-fire-main-accused-innocent-a-mockery-of-justice

As London Fashion Week closes, our report "Out of the shadows" puts a spotlight on exploitation, finding that despite sweeping promises, none of the surveyed brands can prove that all workers in their supply chain earn a living wage.

A textile mill collapsed in Karachi today. 2 injured workers were saved from the rubble. We sincerely hope no one is trapped inside. This painfully shows that serious steps to improve factory safety in #Pakistan are direly needed. Proposals are available. https://www.dawn.com/news/1580864/workers-feared-trapped-as-factory-building-collapses-in-karachis-site-area


India govt introduced 3 labour codes afresh on social security, IR & occupational safety in Parliament, amid criticism from opposition that the govt was overlooking parliamentary process in bringing them afresh hurriedly without stakeholder consultations.

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