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The Asia Floor Wage Campaign developing

The Asia Floor Wage Campaign is a campaign to set a concrete minimum living wage across Asia. Launched on October 9, 2009, the Campaign calls on companies sourcing garment products in Asia to implement an Asia Floor Wage to improve the current wages of garment factory workers that do not cover basic needs and fall far short of a living wage.

 
Bangladesh: Retailers urge action on garment wages

Bangladesh: Retailers urge action on garment wages

Date: February 2010
Source: just-style.com

Eleven global retailers, including Walmart, Gap Inc, and H&M, are urging the Bangladeshi Prime Minister to take "swift action" over low wages for garment workers which they fear could taint their reputations as socially responsible companies.

 
Pressures on wage increases in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA: Government urged to deliver on wage promise

Date: February 11, 2010
Source: Dilshani Samaraweera
Link: www.just-style.com

There have been increasing pressures for wage increases notably in the private sector to reduce the gap between the public sector (where the minimum wage is Sri Lanka Rs 11630 (78 Euro) and the private sector (where the minimum wage is Sri Lanka Rs 6700 (43 Euro).

 
High street retailers slated for fashion's poverty pay

High street retailers slated for fashion's poverty pay

Source: Just-Style
Author: Leonie Barrie
Date: October 8, 2009
Link: www.just-style.com

A scathing report criticizes leading British brands and high street retailers for failing to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments  and says that most have no plans in place to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.

 
Drawbacks on wage payments along the supply chain

Labour Behind the Label Report on wage payment

Source: Labour Behind the label
Date: October 7, 2009
Link: www.ethicalprimark.com

A report published last week by human rights group Labour Behind the Label says most British fashion firms fail to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments  and many have no plans to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.

 
Retailers at the forefront of living wage practices

Ugly low-pay truth of high street fashion

Author and source: Nicholas Smith, The Sunday Times
Date: January 31, 2010
Link: women.timesonline.co.uk

Low wages remain a fact of life for many garment workers, particularly in Sri Lanka. Indeed, suppliers of Marks & Spencer, Tesco, and Asda, realize the difficulty of applying a living wage. Thus, retailers are cooperating with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to narrow the gap between the workers’ code and actual pay.

 
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