Minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan

Author: ILO, Published on: 18 October 2016

This report, drafted in 2015, analyses the legal and policy frameworks and the implementation of minimum wages in Pakistan, with a particular focus on the textile and garment sectors. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector. It also contributed to and complements the ILO’s work on minimum wage setting across the region...

[See pg. 62 for section on role of "mega suppliers"]...Largest of all is Li & Fung, which has been called “the most important company that most American shoppers have never heard of”. The company considers itself global supply chain managers that coordinate “dispersed manufacturing” – a term it coined. It is also known as an apparel sourcing agent and a mega-supplier. Essentially, Li & Fung acts as a global coordinator: they link companies together to create ephemeral supply chains that exist for only as long as the order is being filled. The company has a turnover of $19.3 billion and operates in 40 countries. [also refers to Yun Yuen and Success Apparel]...

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