One of the key focus areas of the Clean Clothes Campaign is advocating for garment workers to be paid a living wage. The organisation works closely together with garment workers in production countries, global unions and local trade unions and worker representatives to achieve this.
Recently more and more companies are carrying out human rights due diligence to assess the risks in their supply chain. In my research I applied these due diligence criteria to the human right for a living wage. I assessed which steps business must take to fulfil their due diligence on living wage.
Innovative ways are needed to make progress on better wages and work in garment producing countries. Global brands are invited to enter into national collective bargaining processes or global framework agreements to find solutions with social partners.