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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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"Brands owe factories $22 billion. Workers are bearing the brunt."

Excellent long read from @jasminchua for @voxdotcom on the systemic exploitative purchasing practices allowing fashion brands to profit while #SupplyChain workers see huge wage cuts 🧵 https://bit.ly/3buDdah

On tomorrow's episode of #OnWhatMatters, our executive vice president @hpennington_ brings Anannya Bhattacharjee, international coordinator @asia_floorwage, to discuss how we can hold major brands accountable. Follow her for reminders about this series.


A3: We are working with @GLJhub @ILRF @Asia_FloorWage to hold brands accountable for the gender-based violence and harassment at their factories, including in the case of a horrific murder of a worker in Tamil Nadu #NewVisionChat

On #Valentines Day 2021, we’re asking @hm, @Primark, @Nike and @UNIQLO_UK do you love the workers who make your clothes? If so, show it and #PayYourWorkers!

A WIEGO study in 12 cities found:

7️⃣0️⃣% of the informal workers surveyed had ZERO EARNINGS during the 1st wave of lockdowns.

Immediate relief for informal workers is necessary for long term recovery: http://ow.ly/dp0e50DpfLY

#informality #JustRecovery #BuildBackBatter

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