It was a promise 它曾經是一個承諾
In 2013, H&M Published its “Roadmap towards living wage”, promised that 850,000 textile workers will be paid a living wage by 2018.
By 2018, however, H&M workers are earning 9-46% of a base living wage.* This payslip is from India, the worker earn less than USD $100 a month.
In 2013, H&M said their goal was to have H&M strategic suppliers pay a fair living wage by 2018. However in mid-2018, H&M change their wording into “helping the supplier factories to implement transparent wage management systems”.
H&M workers want to share their thoughts h＆m工人有話兒
Living wage first appeared in 1919 when the International Labor Organization (ILO) was established, and the ILO has since defined a living wage as a basic human right. To workers, it also means less overtime work, more family time, and better future for their children.
H&M has the resources to ensure workers a dignity life, it is lacking the will to do it.
*Report finding from Bettina Musiolek (2018) H&M: Fair living wages were promised, poverty wages are the reality. (Clean Clothes Campaign, Netherland)