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SAI Newsletter  August 2022

Featured Stories

Examining Causes & Costs of Excessive Work Hours

At SAI's ‘FairCapacity Stakeholder Roundtable: Causes & Costs of Excessive Work Hours in the RMG Industry’, industry stakeholders discussed underlying causes of excessive working hours, how excessive hours affect everyone from workers to brands, and potential solutions to reduce those negative impacts.

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Private Sector Strategies for Eradicating Child Labor

Photo credit: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank

While, for many children, August is a time to enjoy vacation in the few weeks left before school starts, millions of children worldwide are instead concerned with working and generating extra income to support their families. According to global estimates, approximately 165 million children were in child labor in 2020, an issue that has only worsened since the start of the pandemic. “In these post-pandemic scenarios worldwide, child labor is growing for the first time in 16 years,” said Maripina Menéndez, CEO of Save the Children Mexico and El Centro.

[Information in this article has been corrected since original posting]

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Updates from the Anker Research Institute

Photo credit: Nestlé on Flickr

New Living Wage and Income Reports

The Anker Research Institute and Global Living Wage Coalition have released several new living wage and living income reports in the last few months:

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Upcoming Workshop & Training Opportunities


This project aims to help employers, workers and unions understand and apply labor reforms and requirements in the USMCA. We are currently accepting training participants from the following industries: automobile manufacturing, auto parts, mining, aluminum/iron production, and electronics.

Upcoming Mexico-Awareness Raising Training Courses & Events

August 3: Virtual Webinar | Child labor

August 17: In-Person Workshop | Child Labor

August 23: In-Person Workshop | Freedom of Association and Legitimation of Contracts

August 24: In-Person Workshop | Child Labor and Young Workers

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This project is financed by the U.S. Department of Labor pursuant to cooperation agreement number IL-35868-21 75K. 100% of the total project or program costs are financed by federal funds, amounting to a total of 10 million USD.


Upcoming SA8000 Introduction and Basic Auditor Training Courses

August 16 – 20: SA8000 Basic Classroom Training | Vietnam

August 22 – 24: SA8000 Advanced Classroom Training | Vietnam

August 29 September 2: SA8000 Basic Classroom Training | Sweden

September 12 –  16: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | Americas | Spanish


September 26 30: SA8000 Basic Remote Training | China | Chinese

October 10 14: SA8000 Basic Classroom Training | Medellin, Colombia | Spanish

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