Global Comparative Study on Wage Fixing Institutions and their Impacts in Major Garment Producing Countries

This global comparative study provides an overview of wage-fixing institutions, including minimum wages and collective bargaining, in ten garment-producing countries around the world.

The primary purpose of this comparative report is to review the role of minimum wage and collective bargaining institutions and their effects in a sample of major garment or textile producing countries. Part 1 of the report describes the institutional context of ten countries and Part 2 analyses the detailed character of policy and practice in the garment industry in seven of the ten countries. As well as international research and publicly available data from ILOSTAT and the World Bank, the report’s authors also draw on eight National Reports commissioned by the ILO. The report seeks to enhance ILO capacity for policy advice to support constituents in developing a more inclusive wage and collective bargaining policy.