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Maquila textile and manufacturing: Minimum wages in Central America

Photo: Honduran Independent Monitoring Team (EMIH). Group of garment workers protesting the government's failure to pay the COVID subsidy.

In December 2020, the El Salvador-based Labour Research Team (Equipo de Investigaciónes Laborales -- EIL) published its annual report comparing inflation rates and increases in the monthly minimum wages for maquila workers in Central America’s four garment-producing countries.

Report analyzes collective bargaining agreements in Mexico’s garment sector from a gender perspective

A new report by three Mexican labour rights experts, Inés González Nicolás, Gabino Jiménez Velasco and Andrea García, analyzes 68 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in Mexico’s garment industry from a gender perspective.

The report, entitled Collective Bargaining Agreements in Mexico’s Apparel Industry, as well as a 13-page summary, are available in Spanish and English.

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