Living wage - key international standards
Below are key international standards relating to living wage. (Reports about business & living from a range of sources are in the living wage section of our site.)
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights: article 23(3)
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: articles 7(a)(ii) and 11.1
- Recommendation concerning Minimum Wage Fixing, with Special Reference to Developing Countries - ILO General Conference
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