Pressures on wage increases in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA: Government urged to deliver on wage promise

Date: February 11, 2010
Source: Dilshani Samaraweera

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).

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

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.

Widening income gap within the crisis

Widening income gap threatening stability

Source: China Daily
Date: January 31, 2010

Chinese sociologists are warning that China's widening wealth and income gap is posing a serious threat to its social stability. The crisis and the consequent halt to minimum wage progression could further widen this gap.

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