Recent articles on Fair wages
The Guardian, March 2015
Fair wages, decent wages, living wages… six things you need to know
What is a fair wage and what can fashion factories, brands and consumers do to make sure workers receive one? Experts share their thoughts
The Guardian, 5 Feb. 2015
Exploring the 12 dimensions of a fair wage
Achieving a fair living wage for garment workers requires action across the supply chain, with multiple complementary steps underpinned by ongoing social dialogue
The Guardian, 18 Nov. 2014
How to achieve fair wages in the fashion industry?
In light of the recent feminist T-shirt scandal, experts share their thoughts on achieving fairer wages for workers in countries that supply to the fashion industry
Recent documents on wages to read
ILO: Global Wage Report 2014-15: Wages and incomes iequalities (Dec. 2014)
The Global Wage Report 2014/15 reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income.
ILO: Global Dialogue Forum on wages and working hours in textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries (Sept. 2014)
Tripartite participants discussed ways to address wages and working hours in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries.
OXFAM: Steps toward a living wage in global supply chains’ (Dec. 2014).
Steps towards a living wage in global supply chains
ETIs: – Not how much, but how?
“IT’S NOT FAIR!”…was the rousing cry from the Archbishop of York at ETI and Global Compact Network UK’s living wage conference in April
ETIs: –Living Wages in Global Supply Chains: a new agenda for business
With Living Wages in Global Supply Chains: a new agenda for business, the ETI's of Norway, Denmark and the UK aim to reposition the debate on living wages for companies within global supply chains.
Clean Clothes Campaign: Series of reports on living wages/fair wages
Report 1: Migrant workers in Thailand's garment factories
Report 2: Stitched Up: Poverty wages for garment workers in eastern Europe and Turkey
Report 3: Tailored wages report
Human Rights Watch : Work faster or get out: Labour rights abuses in Cambodia’s garment industry
Cambodia: Labor Laws Fail to Protect Garment Workers
March 27, 2015 Oslo
Conferences organized by the Fair Wage Network in cooperation with FLA, Fair Wage Foundation and BSCI
May 21-22, 2013 Geneva
October, 2012 Seattle
May 8, 2012 Geneva
Summary and conclusions of the Fair Wage Network Conference ,Geneva