Sumary of Study: Garment workers in Eastern Europe, Turkey often earn less than in Far East:
- European companies should be originators in mankind rights and climate protection and for this we need clear court-ordered requirements – a strong supply chain law that leaves no area for loopholes, says Gertrude Klaffenböck, coordinator of the Clean Clothes Campaign in Austria.
- The difference between the borderline wage and the European basal living wage, that is a wage with which units can meet their basal needs – like costs for substance, covering, housing, mobility, sanitariness, society and recreation – is even more melodramatic.
- Even countries that are no longer low-wage countries, such as Slovakia, Poland or Hungary, have a borderline wage that covers only one third of a living wage – a ratio that is also standard in Asia, says the Clean Clothes Campaign in a message.
- Only one ordinal of living wage paid in Eastern Europe According to calculations by the Clean Clothes Campaign, clothing people in Eastern Europe and Turkey collect on normal only a quarter of a living wage.