The Asian Journal of Law and Society and the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA) are pleased to announce the results of their joint Graduate Student Paper Competition in 2022.
The Winner is a paper titled “Collective voice without collective bargaining: Pandemic induced wage theft claims and worker responses in apparel supply chains” and written by Achalie M. Kumarage, a Ph.D. student in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. This paper focuses on worker wage and normative standards for workers to negotiate wage rights. Drawing from the case of Sri Lanka, it closely examines the law-practice gap for worker voice within the semi-autonomous social field of the apparel supply chains and responses, particularly, by women workers. The paper will be published in a future issue of the Asian Journal of Law and Society after revisions.