Cambodian garment workers in distress: Declining Incomes, Rising Living Costs, and Spiralling Debt Post-Covid | CENTRAL

Three years after the COVID-19 crisis, Cambodian garment workers are still reeling from the effects of the crisis on their livelihoods and economy. Worker surveys indicate that the vast majority have been unable to repay debt incurred during the lockdowns, their effective income has decreased, and basic living expenses have increased due to inflation. This paper by CENTRAL, Cambodia, compiles the key findings of surveys conducted by different organisations, including Asia Floor Wage Alliance, to assert the need for a significant minimum wage increase in the Cambodian garment industry.

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Dindigul Agreement: Year One Progress Report | 2023

One year after the signing of the historic Dindigul Agreement, a new report documents how major global fashion companies, a clothing and textile supplier and labor organizations have empowered women garment workers including migrants in India to respond to and eliminate gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) and caste-based discrimination and win more rights in their workplace. 
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Towards a Woman-Centred Living Wage Beyond Borders

The Asia Floor Wage (AFW) is a woman-centred, cross-border living wage figure that takes into account the food and non-food costs of an Asian garment worker. In 2022, AFWA released new living wage figures, after surveying 1,686 garment workers from 27 trade unions in seven countries. Here are the detailed results.
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Big Fashion & Wall Street Cash in on Wage Theft

Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) and Global Labor Justice - International Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), in cooperation with 20 garment worker unions in six Asian countries, have published a report, detailing how the wage theft of Asian garment workers, directly led to high corporate profits for global fashion brands like Nike.

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