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Studies measure gap between wages and food costs for Central American garment workers

Photo: Garment workers in Honduras. Solidarity Center.

In September 2021, the El Salvador-based Labour Research Team (Equipo de Investigaciónes Laborales - EIL) published its annual report comparing the cost of basic food items with the monthly minimum wages for maquila workers in Central America’s four garment-producing countries - Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The 28-page report documents the enormous gap that continues to exist between garment workers’ minimum wages and the cost of basic food items. Only in El Salvador does the minimum wage exceed the cost of a basic food basket.

Publications on Mexico’s ongoing constitutional reform to the labour justice system

MSN has been working with our allies in Mexico to monitor developments related to the Mexican government’s February 2017 Constitutional Reform to the labour justice system and to encourage discussion and debate about the reforms and their implementation, as well as the implications they have for workers and employers.

Companies and Brands: Leverage points with international apparel companies

MSN has published an updated version of its research tool Companies and Brands: Leverage points with International Apparel Companies. The resource tool is designed to assist unions and worker rights organizations in accessing detailed information about a company whose products are sourced from factories where labour rights violations have occurred.

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