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FLA, FWF, SAI, and Five Brands Stand With Workers Who Dissent on Wages in Cambodia

Publication date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
The Fair Labor Association (FLA), Fair Wear Foundation, Social Accountability International, and five affiliates sourcing from Cambodia have written to the Cambodian prime minister, expressing concern about recent developments related to the country’s minimum wage law, arbitration council, trade union law, and commitment to workers’ freedom of association.

Fair Compensation for Farmworkers: Emerging Good Practices and Challenges

Publication date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Report type: 
Fair CompensationReports
The World Bank reports that among the 2.1 billion people worldwide estimated to be living in poverty, "a vast majority ... live in rural areas ... mostly employed in the agriculture sector." To catalyze progress on fair compensation for farmers and workers involved in agricultural supply chains, FLA assessors began collecting information from workers in 2015 on wages earned at the farm-level in seven countries where the FLA conducts agricultural monitoring.

FLA and FWF support workers' rights and inclusive wage-setting in Bangladesh

Publication date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
On, January 13, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) sent a letter to the prime minister of Bangladesh, expressing concern over government and employer reaction to recent garment worker protests in the Ashulia area of Dhaka, including the arrest or firing of protesting workers and the detention of union leaders and workers’ rights advocates.

Toward Fair Compensation in Global Supply Chains: Factory Pay Assessments in 21 Countries

Publication date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationReports
The FLA and its stakeholders (buyers, suppliers, labor rights advocates, and universities) are part of an effort to improve compensation for workers in global supply chains. As a contribution to this effort, the FLA presents here a first-of-its-kind report detailing worker compensation data collected in 2015 by the FLA in 124 mainly apparel and footwear factories in 21 countries.

Monetary Penalties Used as Discipline in Vietnam

Publication date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
During the 2015 factory assessment cycle in Vietnam, FLA assessors identified a number of instances of monetary penalties used as discipline. Because of how these deductions were designed and implemented, they may not appear to brands to violate the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct as obviously as a direct salary deduction would. However, any disciplinary penalty that reduces a worker’s pay constitutes a violation of the FLA Code (benchmark 2, “Monetary Fines and Penalties” under “Harassment or Abuse”).

Unpaid overtime violation common in Egypt's free trade zones

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
Factory assessors have found that local authorities often will not enforce the overtime regulations in the free trade zones, and consequently factories will often ignore them, planning their production for a 48-hour workweek, though a regular workweek in the free trade zones is limited to 42 hours. Any hours worked over the 42-hour limit must be paid at the local legal overtime premium rate of 135 percent for daytime work and 170 percent for nighttime work.

FLA Releases New Compensation Data Collection Tools and Guidance Materials

Publication date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationTools
The collecting and organizing of data on compensation paid to workers in global supply chains is vital due diligence work. To help FLA-affiliated companies begin to retrieve and analyze compensation data from their own supply chains, the FLA has released a new data-collection tool, and an accompanying guidance document.

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