In June 2016, the NGA joined the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), a global coalition of trade unions, worker rights, and human rights organizations at the International Labor Conference in Geneva–demanding that the ILO help ensure that human rights cross borders.
The NGA has partnered with AFWA on a series of groundbreaking reports detailing human rights and labor abuses on global seafood and garment supply chains. The reports detail recommendations to improve working conditions worldwide, including a cross-border living wage. The NGA and AFWA, together with the rest of the Workers Conference Delegation, are pressing the ILO to move forward with setting global standards for supply chains that include wage protections, freedom of association, and freedom of migration.
Read the reports and media coverage:
- Reports of the Committee on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains at the International Labor Conference
- Raising the Floor for Supply Chain Workers: Perspective from Seafood Supply Chains
- Precarious Work in the Asian Seafood Global Value Chain
- Precarious Work in the H&M Global Value Chain
- 5/31/16 New York Times story on the reports
- Beyond Trafficking and Slavery interviews at the 2016 International Labour Conference