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Policy Brief No. 3 (2012) | A Reference Wage for Migrant Domestic Workers

Policy Brief No. 3 (2012)
A Reference Wage for Migrant Domestic Workers

Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) has been advocating for the introduction of a Reference Wage, as an alternative to the minimum wage, to protect and promote migrant domestic workers’ right to fair, decent and equal wages.

A reference wage is a skills related wage-spectrum for migrant workers for di fferent occupations established by agreement between sending countries. It seeks to address:

  1. Competition over the minimum wage between sending countries.
  2. Discrimination of workers based on national origin in receiving countries.

Given that both undermine attempts to establish fundamental rights and labour standards for migrant workers.

View the full policy brief here.

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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