The Fair Labor Association (FLA) documents significant increases in net wages – ranging from 29 percent to 57 percent over a three-year period – in a new report released today (pdf). The increases allowed factory workers in China and Vietnam to earn a living wage without working overtime.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is among the 2021 finalists for awards that honor innovation in the global social sector. The FLA award entries are based on the organization’s belief that factories and farms should be safe places to work, and that each worker has the right to earn a living wage.
Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu:
The Fair Labor Association is one of two dozen organizations jointly calling on the government of Indonesia to ensure that current labor laws remain consistent with international standards as national legislators consider the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.
Signatories – which include brands, civil society organizations, and business organizations – expressed concern in the letter with the Labor Cluster of the proposed omnibus bill, which was submitted by the Widodo Government to the People’s Representative Council.
A grievance guidance series, commissioned by Cargill and developed by Proforest, was created to provide practical and action-oriented information on how to verify grievances, identify root causes, develop action plans to address them, and minimize risk of future grievances in the palm oil sector.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) expects its affiliates to account for the impact of business decisions on workers in their global supply chains. The FLA recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies of all sizes face challenges and difficult choices that will affect many – including the most vulnerable workers.
The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The impact of the pandemic is unprecedented in modern history. Nations, businesses, and communities face public health, medical, economic, and political considerations as they end the spread of the virus. One essential consideration is the protection of factory and farm workers.
The Fair Labor Association and ASN Bank announced today a project that will advance wage data collection and analysis as a foundational step toward securing fair compensation for workers in the garment sector. The collaboration includes a commitment of 15,000 euros by ASN Bank to support the development of the FLA’s fair compensation dashboard, which incorporates living wage benchmarks.
A report released today by the Fair Labor Association demonstrates that garment workers in Bangladesh are earning poverty-level wages, often while relying upon excessive hours of overtime to lift their earnings toward a living wage.