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Living Wage versus Minimum Wage
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Across Asia governments set minimum wage levels which companies are obliged to comply with. However in every garment producing country the Asia Floor Wage Alliance works in the minimum wage levels fall far below a wage a person could live on. All figures are for a monthly salary.
Calculating a Living Wage
by emma published 18-10-2013 last modified 21-10-2013 10:36 — filed under: , ,
A regional calculation of a living wage is necessary in order to ensure workers receive a decent wage. The Asia Floor Wage calculates a floor level that no wage in Asia should drop below.
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Living Wage versus Minimum Wage
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 01-05-2014 10:31 — filed under: , ,
Across Asia governments set minimum wage levels which companies are obliged to comply with. However in every garment producing country the Asia Floor Wage Alliance works in the minimum wage levels fall far below a wage a person could live on. All figures are for a monthly salary.
Located in Living Wage
Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-08-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: , ,
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
Located in News / / 08 / 29
New Bangladesh minimum wage level greeted with disappointment
by emma published 20-11-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:05 — filed under: , ,
Ahead of the expected announcement of a new minimum wage of 5,300 taka (€50.32) by the Government of Bangladesh, activists are disappointed that it still falls a long way short of a living wage, leaving millions of garment workers still earning poverty wages.
Located in News
Migrants fight to organise
by emma published 18-12-2013 — filed under: ,
Freedom of association or the right to organise is crucial for workers - migrants or not - to be able to exercise their right to decent work.
Located in Issues / Migrants: In Depth / Issues
OECD complaint after forced settlement
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In 2011, 22 workers at the Mölnlycke factory were dismissed after the management accused them of “striking illegally”. The Thai Industrial Relations Committee (IRC), which looks into labour conflicts in the country, investigated the incident and concluded that the workers had to be reemployed. The case went to court after the management refused to reinstate them. In 2013 the case was settled and an OECD complaint was filed to question the outcome once more.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Sentenced to 11 years in prison
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour rights activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011 for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the king. He was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment in January 2013, with an appeal still pending.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Union leaders finally acquitted
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
In August 2009 the Bangkok police issued arrest warrants against three union activists for their role in a peaceful demonstration against the dismissal of nearly 2,000 workers at the Body Fashion Thailand factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triumph International. The case went on for several years until it was finally resolved in 2013, when the accused were acquitted.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Support Somyot on Labour Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 01-05-2014 last modified 01-05-2014 08:47 — filed under: ,
Today we celebrate International Labour Day with our friends and allies from around the world. May 1st is recognised around the world as International Labour Day or International Worker's Day. We need your support to demand the immediate release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Tell Thailand's Prime Minister to free Somyot.
Located in News / / 05 / 01