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Why Paying a Living Wage Is Smart Business

Source: www.entrepreneur.com
Date: May 13, 2015
Link: www.entrepreneur.com
Author: Hari Ravichandran

This 140-page report documents lax government enforcement of labor laws and brand actions that hinder monitoring and compliance. In recent years, wage protests, instances of garment workers fainting, and burdensome union registration procedures have spotlighted the plight of workers in Cambodia’s garment factories.

 

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The Debate on Minimum Wage in Mexico

Source: a-id.org
Date: November, 2016
Link: www.a-id.org
Author: Silvia Elena Meza

A national debate on wage policy has recently taken place in Mexico. It is related to a long-dated discussion concerning the worsening of income levels for those in the bottom of the distribution, and its effects on national poverty and income inequality.

 

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Productive workforce declining in Cambodia

Source: www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com
Date: March 23, 2015
Link: www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com
Author: Jasim Uddin Haroon

The labor-force participation in productive work in Cambodia is declining. This development is particularly worrying considering the still growing population size. This might mean that the working population has dropped or that a significant number of people have migrated for overseas jobs. Governmental actions are called for.

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Fake IDs Make Mockery of Factory Age Rules

Source: www.cambodiadaily.com
Date: March 21, 2015
Link: www.cambodiadaily.com
Author: Jamie Elliott and Mech Dara

On a dusty highway on the edge of this port city, thousands of young women and a few hundred young men block evening traffic as they stream out of the New Star Shoes factory.

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Low pay makes poor families relying on their children’s work: Fake IDs to unable children to work

Source: www.theguardian.com
Date: March 30, 2015
Link: www.theguardian.com
Author: Jamie Elliott

Children lied about their age by the use of fake ID’s in order to obtain a job in a factory and help their families, with factories turning a blind eye and hide those underage workers when visitors entered.

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Wages and working conditions closely linked in Cambodia

Source: www.dw.de
Date: March 12, 2015
Link: www.dw.de
Author: Gabriel Domínguez

Even though the minimum wage in Cambodia has increased, the root causes and problems were never detected and dealt with. Hence, workers within the garment industry are now facing new problems: worsening working conditions might be the result of this wage raise as factories look for other ways to cut costs.

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