Wage 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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

Decent Work and Decent Wage Campaign 2010

Apr 5th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Events, Events on Formal Economy Issues, Wage Campaigns

The Committee for Asian Women held a conference on “Decent Work Decent Wage: Working Ourselves out of Poverty” on 28th April, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.  About forty participants from the workers unions including Try Arm factory workers; CAW member groups in Thailand – Thai labour Solidarity Committee, Thai Labour Campaign, Friends of Women, Homenet, Metropolitan [...]

Interview about Asian Floor Wage

Oct 11th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Campaigns, Formal Economy, Garment industry, Wage Campaigns

Labor activists and union leaders in Asia have joined forces to campaign for wage rises for workers in the region’s garment industry. The umbrella organisation, Asia Floor Wage, says garment workers are routinely paid too little to afford the cost of living in their home countries. And the campaign to get workers a fair minimum [...]

Wage Conference 2009

May 6th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Campaigns, Events, Events on Formal Economy Issues, Wage Campaigns

29 April 2009 CAW and Thai Labour Solidarity Committee jointly organised a conference on Wage Security and Workers’ Rights in Rattanakossin-Royal Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on the 29th of April 2009.  The conference raised discussion on wage security in the time of financial crisis, country wage profile and wage demands of labour groups in Thailand, India and Indonesia, and [...]