Employees should be paid fairly for the work they do. Not merely enough to survive, but enough to contribute to the development of their local economy.As Reported in: Captured by Cotton by SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corp, India Committee of the Netherlands
With Contributions From: Campaign Against Sumangali Schemes, European Coalition for Corporate Justice
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The daily wage at Akshara Textiles starts at Rs. 70 for an 8 hour shift. After each six months Rs. 6 is added to the daily wage. At the end of the three-year period the daily wage would be Rs.100. Workers at the spinning units receive a monthly wage between Rs. 2,600 and Rs. 3,300. This is below the legally set minimum wage.
According to the law, workers should be paid double wage for overtime hours. This is not the case at SSM. Workers receive around Rs. 50 for 4 hours of overtime.
These actions are in violation of the following treaties:
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN-CESCR) Articles: 7,
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN-DHR) Articles: 23,
- C131 - Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970 (No. 131) (ILO-C131) Articles: 3,
- Chapter 5: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011 Edition (OECD-2011-V) Articles: 4
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