#22-22 Home-Based Work and Union Wages … In Australia, living wage for outworkers is the law

With the Labour Party’s return to power in 2022, the accreditation body Ethical Clothing Australia is regaining national funding to help businesses comply with the law. They team with union investigators to secure legally mandated wage levels and benefits for those who make the bulk of Australia’s domestic textile, clothing and footwear products. The show includes 3 interviews, and a song.

Host(s): Bec Zajac, Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Bec Zajac, of Women on the Line interviews Vietnamese immigrant garment worker “Hong Nguyen” (translated by union organizer Li Nguyen); Sabina Crawley, Ethical Clothing Australia; and Beth McPherson, Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union.

Credits: Produced at 3CR radio in Melbourne, for Women on the Line, by Bec Zajac. WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden. Music excerpted from”Which Side Are You On,” sung by Natalie Merchant.