Let the facts work for workers
A living wage and a safe working environment are important topics for unions when negotiating with employers.
In order to be able to represent workers properly, unions can use CNV Internationaal's Fair Work Monitor.
Local unions can apply the tool and make their own survey with relevant issues at stake.
Workers can complete this survey, easily and anonymously, on a tablet or phone. This way local unions know exactly if workers earn a living wage and if they feel safe.
This is a powerful tool for local unions. It will strengthen the position of workers during negotiations.
Elles van Ark, director of CNV Internationaal
In Latin-America CNV Internationaal successfully monitors the sugarcane sector. Important steps towards a living wage will be taken in the new Bonsucrostandard for sustainable sugar production. The monitoring tool plays an important part in mapping the gap between the wage that is being paid to workers and a living wage.
In the video below, Olivia Bwalya of CNV Internationaal explains how the Fair Work Monitor was developed.
How the Fair Work Monitor works
The Fair Work Monitor was used for the minimum wage negotiations in the textile industriy in Cambodia in 2022. Although wages slightly increased, this didn't lead to a living wage for the workers. Millions of people working in the textile industry still don't earn enough to pay for housing, food, school and medical care.
Unfortunately the latest outcomes of the CNV Internationaal's Fair Work Monitor in Cambodia reveal alarming outcomes: The average garment worker earns a mere 260 USD while living expenses for garment workers are around 500 USD. Salaries need to rise significantly in order to bridge this gap. Learn more >>.