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Labour Behind the Label

Report: Un(der)paid in the pandemic: An estimate of what the garment industry owes its workers

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Aug 20

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Millions of garment workers around the world have not received their regular wages, or have not been paid at all, for months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shows a new report by Clean Clothes Campaign, launched today.
 
The report analyses nonpayment of wages to garment workers during the months of March, April and May resulting from order cancellations by apparel brands, unpaid leave, and state-sanctioned wage cuts during the COVID-19 crisis. Based on a review of news reports and information from worker organisations, with the support of the Worker Rights Consortium, we estimate that across South and Southeast Asia garment workers have received 38% less than their regular income. In some regions in India, this number rises above 50%.