Who are the Asia Floor Wage Alliance?

published 25-04-2013 16:08, last modified 25-04-2013 16:08
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) is an international alliance of trade unions and labour rights activist who are working together to demand garment workers are paid a living wage.

The Asia Floor Wage Alliance began in 2005 when trade unions and labour rights activists from across Asia came together to agree a strategy for improving the lives of garment workers. 

As an alliance led by unions in the key garment producing countries in the region, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance represents the concerns and needs of the workers themselves.  Central to their demands is a call for a living wage to be paid to all garment workers, this led to the development of the Asia Floor Wage calculation, as a  way to calculate a living wage for payment across Asia.