The Asia Floor Wage Alliance
Are an international alliance of trade unions and labour rights activists who are working together to demand garment workers are paid a living wage. As an alliance led by trade 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 the call for a living wage to be paid to all garment workers - and this has led to the development of the Asia Floor Wage calculation.
A living wage calculation across a region is key in ensuring workers receive a decent wage, but also that wage differences do not mean companies pull out of one country to a country with lower costs.
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance have calculated a living wage for Asia find out more here.
The Asia Floor Wage allows us to compare a basic living wage with the current minimum wage levels that are currently in place across the region.
Read here about how the current Asia Floor Wage of PPP$ 725 compares to the current minimum wage levels set by governments in garment producing countries.