Minimum wage

Paying a Living Wage: a Guide for Companies

By | Guide, Kenya, Social dialogue


As a company owner, you want your employees to earn enough to make a decent living so they can provide for themselves and their families. Sounds obvious, right? Well, not always. When you do business in developing countries or emerging markets, this may not be so easy to achieve. In many of these countries, the vast majority of workers and their families struggle to survive on wages that are not sufficient to cover their daily subsistence needs. How can you contribute towards improving this situation and work towards living wages? This brochure will help you get started.


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FWF Wage Ladder Tool User Guide

By | Social dialogue

Wage Ladder Basics

A basic graphic can be created in 15 easy steps, which are outlined in this guide.


The FWF Wage Ladder is preloaded with benchmark data on  the following key countries: Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macedonia,  Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Sri Lanka, Thailand,  Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.

For these and all other countries, you may enter your own benchmarks.


For the ‘active’ countries, benchmarks can be created using local currencies. For all other countries, benchmarks will need to be valued in US Dollars.

The free, basic version of the FWF Wage Ladder allows users to export, but not save, wage ladder data.


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Action-oriented research on gender equality and the working and living conditions of garment factory workers in Cambodia

By | Cambodia, Social dialogue

This study intends to increase understanding on gender equality and discrimination in Cambodia’s garment industry with a view to improve the economic and social well-being of its mostly female workforce and inform the further development of a responsible corporate model of garment production. It examines the working and living conditions of garment workers and their perceptions on discrimination and harassment in the workplace in garment factories in the country. The report provides a number of recommendations for the ILO, the Government, employers and workers and their organizations, and for civil society. The recommendations call for strengthening gender equality and gender mainstreaming programmes within these organizations; improving technical capacity to address and improve working conditions alongside business needs; promoting pay equity, advancement and training opportunities, anti-harassment programmes, and maternity protection within the factories; and developing programmes and partnerships to address garment industry workers’ needs for better food and nutrition, health services including reproductive health services, access to water, sanitation and energy, and access to childcare and education.