First ‘living wage’ workshop Sustainable Garments and Textile

10 May 2017
First Living Wage workshop - Dutch Agreement on Garments & Textile

First ‘living wage’ workshop | © Dirk Hol

On 9 May 2017, the ‘living wage’ work group organised a workshop on this important topic for businesses, NGOs and trade unions affiliated with the Agreement on a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector. ‘Living wage’ is one of the nine priorities specified in the agreement.

The parties have also agreed to make use of one another’s expertise as much as possible within the context of the Agreement. This practical workshop was the first example of this approach. In this case, the expertise was provided mainly by the Fair Wear Foundation, a specialist on the topic of living wage.

The approximately 45 participants worked on case studies focusing on such topics as on risk analysis and calculating the real cost of labour. This practical approach helps businesses conduct their due diligence in this area and draw up action plans. The workshop may be repeated at a later date.

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