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2020 Fair Compensation Strategy

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Report type: 
Fair CompensationAbout
The FLA’s vision is that workers in affiliate supply chains will earn compensation that is sufficient to meet their basic needs and have some discretionary income. The FLA’s 2020 Fair Compensation Strategy charts a path toward this goal.

Toward Fair Compensation in Bangladesh

Publication date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018
Report type: 
Fair CompensationReports
Across all 18 factories studied for this report, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) found that not a single garment worker among the more than 6,000 whose wages were studied was earning income even close to a living wage, measured against any living wage benchmark. While the report found the minimum wage in Banglesh set below the World Bank poverty line, buyers and suppliers need not wait on government action to begin working collaboratively on higher wages.

FLA Urges Brands to Ensure at Least Tailoring-Level Wages for Tamil Nadu Knitwear Workers

Publication date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
In February 2018, the Tamil Nadu government released a new order, clarifying the status of workers manufacturing hosiery or engaged in tailoring work. The FLA urges all affiliated brands sourcing knitwear from Tamil Nadu to work with suppliers to support wages that continue to meet at least the tailoring level, in pursuit of wages that cover workers’ basic needs plus discretionary income.

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.

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