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The Threat of Declining Wages

Source: www.industryweek.com
Date: November 29, 2016
Link: www.industryweek.com
Author: Michael Collins

Since year 2000, Gross Domestic Product growth has been an anemic 1.8%, and consumer consumption is now 71% of the economy. The relentless effort by the corporations to reduce labor costs has been very successful, but now consumer consumption is not high enough to buy all the goods that America’s factories can produce.

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Employment and wages rising in Pakistan’s garment sector

Source: www.ilo.ch
Date: February, 2017
Link: www.ilo.ch
Author: Phu Huynh

For decades, Pakistan has been a key manufacturing base for garments, textiles and footwear (GTF), supplying products for major international retailers. 1 The sector generates billions in exports and provides millions of jobs. In recent years, employment and wage levels in the sector have made notable, albeit uneven, gains despite falling competitiveness in G TF exports.

 

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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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