Stop Union Busting!
Decent Wage Now!
1) Immediate Stop to Attacks against Workers and Unions!
2) Delivery of Living Wage to Garment Workers!
Today is a Global Day of Action and Solidarity among workers worldwide! Today, we celebrate the victories of the labour movement won through bloody struggles of workers in Chicago, USA in 1886 for an 8-hour day.
But, we are also grimly reminded that laws won through such struggles will remain in books if workers do not continue to fight to implement them.
Garment workers in Asia are stopped from organizing a collective voice as they are terrorized, imprisoned, terminated and blacklisted for forming a union.
Garment workers in Asia are treated as disposable workers as they are illegally hired as “contract labour” or on “short-term contracts” for regular jobs that require decent, regular employment.
Today, garment workers across Asia unite to demand an immediate end to such inhuman practices and to demand a living wage for an 8-hour work day!!
In 2009 a large Asian Alliance of unions and labour rights activists defined and calculated a floor wage (a minimum living wage) for Asian garment workers, which would guarantee that workers receive at least enough to meet basic needs for themselves and their families. The Asia Floor Wage (AFW) campaign is a collective demand for a minimum living wage for Asian garment workers who manufacture the majority of the world’s clothing.
|Bangladeshi garment workers|
Asia Floor Wage secretariat*Asia Floor Wage is a minimum floor wage formula for Asian workers in the global garment supply chain – based on a family with food and non-food expenses. It translates into different local currencies through the PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor for each country. In 2012, the formula was 540 PPP$. Visit www.asiafloorwage.org for more details.