Campaigns

Union Workers Petition PM Seeking Promised Wage Hike

Sep 12th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns, Wage Campaigns

Representatives of Bangkok workers on Monday delivered a petition addressed to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House seeking the promised Bt300 minimum wage which her Pheu Thai Party pledged during the recent election campaign. Members of labour unions from industrial zone in Rangsit and adjacent areas urged the government to implement the campaign promise [...]



Joint Statement: Civil Society & Private Sector Groups Condemn Govt’s Arbitrary Suspension of Local NGO

Aug 31st, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns, Wage Campaigns

Joint Statement: Civil Society and Private Sector Groups Condemn Government’s Arbitrary Suspension of Local NGO -“We Are All STT” Click here to download. Joint statement for Media in English and Khmer: Click here to download. Click here to download.



New ILO Website on Domestic Work launched

Jun 13th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns

Domestic Workers are a new addition to the global labour force by virtue of a new ILO Convention on Domestic Work. The adoption of the new Convention at the ILO’s 100th session in June 2011 concludes more than a decade of struggle by local and migrant domestic workers to be recognised and protected as workers, [...]



CAW May Day Statement

Apr 28th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns

May Day is Domestic Workers’ Day May 1, 2011 2011 marks a historic event in the world of working women, as the International Labour Organisation prepares to adopt an international standard for domestic workers in its June conference. There are millions of domestic workers around the world, most of them women and almost half are [...]



People’s Tribunal on Living Wage held in Sri Lanka

Apr 6th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Wage Campaigns

Six young women garment workers have placed charges of unfair labour practices and non-payment of decen wages against at least six garment factories in the Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka.   More than 250 workers conducted a two-day Tribunal on Living Wage as a Fundamental Right of Garment Workers in Sri Lanka on March [...]



Seminar to Create Awareness on Rising Cost of Living and the Need for a Salary Hike

Jan 16th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns

Sri Lanka’s National Trade Union Center (NTUC) has decided to launch an aggressive campaign to create awareness among people about the rising cost of living, the living conditions of the people and the need for a proper salary hike. The campaign is to be launched on Tuesday (18) with a seminar at the Public Library [...]



Minimum Wage of Bangladesh Lowest in Asia

Jan 12th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns, Wage Campaigns

ILO’s Global Wage Report 2010/2011 shows country’s average minimum wage is only $58. The minimum wage in Bangladesh is the lowest among all Asian countries, shows the International Labour Organisation’s Global Wage Report 2010/2011 released on December 15.  The United Nations’ labour wing that compiled data of 115 countries and territories said the overall worldwide [...]



Hong Kong sets Controversial Minimum Wage

Nov 10th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Wage Campaigns

HONG KONG — Hong Kong on Nov 10 set the city’s first minimum wage at 3.60 US dollars an hour, prompting anger from labour groups which criticised it as too low to make ends meet in the glitzy financial hub. The government is aiming to usher in a base wage of 28 Hong Kong dollars [...]



Need Help for the Workers from Viva Global Factory who are Fighting to Get Justice

Sep 6th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns, Wage Campaigns

While workers of a garment sweatshop* based in Gurgaon (India) engage with their employer to get justice, their families will soon go without food and await eviction from their homes! 110 workers of the Viva Global Factory are sitting at the factory gate, day and night, most of them since the 25th of August 2010. [...]



Chennei Garment Workers Minimum Wage Campaign Update 2

Apr 29th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Campaigns, Wage Campaigns

More areas, more workers and more signature! 21.4.2010 Day 4 – Nerkundram Jakman Exports Private Limited is located on the main highway, about 2 kms from Chennai. The company employs more than 400 workers, mostly women from the areas around the factory and nearby areas.  GAFWU has been meeting workers in Nerkundrum and in Thirverkadu, [...]