THE WAGE INDICATOR FOUNDATION MINIMUM WAGE CAMPAIGNS & MEUSALARIO/MYWAGE
The Wage Indicator Foundation(WIF) owns the Wage Indicator concept. • WIF is a non profit organisation, dedicated to labor market transparency by providing accurate wage and wage related information.
The mission statement for WIF: “Share and compare wage information. Contribute to a transparent labor market. Provide free, accurate wage data through salary checks on national websites. Collect wage data through web surveys.”
The public contributes to scientific information gathering, and scientists in return provide information free of charge to the public. • WIF was established under Dutch Law on 17th September 2003 and is a joint initiative of FNV (Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions), the University of Amsterdam/AIS (Institute of Advanced Labour Studies) and career website Monster who make up the board of supervisors.
WIF has been running a Minimum Wage awareness campaign on line on its web page www.mywage.org in over 59 countries worldwide. • Recently in 2009 WIF piloted the off line version of the campaign in Mozambique – Meusalario campaign and in 2010 launched the Zambia MW campaign followed by the South Africa campaign making a total of three countries working with the Campaign.
The primary objective of the MW campaigns is to raise awareness on existing minimum wages and decent work. In turn these efforts are intended to enhance existing efforts in ensuring workers gain full information of their rights to decent work and payment of the minimum wage as well as to check that the mechanism of revision of the MW is done at stakeholder level in order to be meaningful to its intended recipients.
Both the offline and on line version of the Campaign in the three countries expects to meet an audience of over 6000 people per country through the use of print and electronic media as well as inter face. • The campaign also utilises other mediums such as brochures, flyers, posters etc to spread information on MW and decent work .
Lastly, in terms of administration, the three country campaigns are managed by country coordinators who report directly to WIF and are tasked with the responsibility of planning, executing and monitoring of the campaign strategy in an effective and efficient manner.