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"We need US$177"
by emma published 16-09-2014 last modified 18-09-2014 15:41 — filed under: ,
On September 17th, Cambodian garment workers in 139 factories in 52 areas took part in demonstrations calling for an increase in the minimum wage to US$177. 10,000 workers wore t-shirts with the US$177 demand printed on and 100,000 stickers were distributed across the countries capital, Phnom Penh. In solidarity activists from New Jersey to Melbourne via Geneva and Brussels, also took part in actions calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage.
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10 ways H&M is spinning the facts on worker safety
by Mirjam van Heugten published 19-10-2015 — filed under: , , , ,
H&M's response to CCC's recent report 'Evaluation of H&M Compliance with Safety Action Plans for Strategic Suppliers in Bangladesh 2015', focusing on H&M's worker safety failures in Bangladesh is replete with false and misleading statements, demonstrating that the company remains unwilling to address the issue in a serious and forthright manner. In this news update, we explore various claims made by H&M, concerning our report and concerning the delays in safety renovations at its supplier factories in Bangladesh, relative to the deadlines imposed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
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A wage you can live on
by emma published 25-04-2013 last modified 15-09-2014 08:23 — filed under: ,
We believe that all garment workers should be paid a wage they can live on; because having a job should mean being able to support yourself and your family.
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Image Action in Copenhagen Sept 2012
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:39 — filed under: , ,
Activists took to the streets of Copenhagen to draw attention to the poverty wages Cambodia workers are being paid
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Image Activists faint outside H&M flagship store
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:45 — filed under: , ,
In October 2012 Swedish activists fainted outside H&M's flagship store in protest at the poverty wages Cambodian workers were receiving
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Image Anannya Bhattacharjee May 1st 2013
by emma last modified 20-11-2013 13:24 — filed under: ,
Asia Floor Wage International Coordinator Anannaya Bhattacharjee addresses workers at a rally on May 1st 2013
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Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-03-2014 last modified 11-03-2014 10:57 — filed under: , ,
In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.
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Asia Floor Wage in local currency
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 19-11-2015 14:02 — filed under: ,
Updated with 2015 calculations
Asia Floor Wage in local currency
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 27-08-2014 13:10 — filed under: ,
The 2013 Asia Floor Wage figure is PPP$ 725. Below is this calculation in local currency.
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Asia Floor Wage in local currency (2013)
by emma published 17-10-2013 last modified 19-11-2015 13:51 — filed under: ,