Wage Indicator Conference - May 12, 2011

The global Wage Indicator conference, May 12, 2011, Amsterdam. Delegates from national Wage Indicator teams will decide on the outlines of the strategy for the next decade. The Wage Indicator focuses on minimum wages, trade union research and innovative research in poorer countries.

The Next Decade
Conference at the occasion of 10 years Wage Indicator
12 May 2011, Amsterdam

Download the conference presentations booklet: The Next Decade (pdf, 2.6 MB)

Download the slides of the presentations (pdf, 2 MB)

Download the conference report: 10 Years Wage Indicator (pdf, 65 kB)




10 Year Wage Indicator - Congratulations - US - Team - Harvard Law School - Richard Freeman



Paulien Osse, Moderator

The Next Decade
Wiemer Salverda, Chairman Supervisory Board Wage Indicator Foundation, director University of Amsterdam/AIAS, Amsterdam

Wage Indicator as an Organization
Biju Varkkey and Khushi Mehta, Regional Office Wage Indicator Asia, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

The Impact of Lohnspiegel.de on the Trade Union Movement
Reinhard Bispinck, Project Manager Lohnspiegel.de, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Düsseldorf

The Effect of Elsalario.com.ar on the Argentine Labour Market
Victor Beker, Regional Office Wage Indicator Latin America, Centro de Estudios de la Nueva Economia (CENE), Buenos Aires

Behind the Screen: same Backbone for Standard, Mobile and Partners
Huub Bouma, Developer Wage Indicator, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe, Groningen

Why Mojarzaplata.by in Belarus is the best
Taisa Bandarenka, Regional Office Wage Indicator NIS countries, Manager Mojazarplata, Minsk

Search Engine Optimization: Brains beat Money
Irene van Beveren, Search Engine Optimizer, Wage Indicator Office, London


Online Surveys: towards a Global Standard
Kea Tijdens, Research Coordinator Wage Indicator, University of Amsterdam/AIAS, Amsterdam

Potential for Global Wage Comparisons
Martin Guzi, Regional Office Wage Indicator Bratislava and Central European Labour Studies Institute, Bratislava

Bias in the Data: so what?
Stephanie Steinmetz, University of Amsterdam/AIAS, Amsterdam

Why should Wage Indicator focus on Minimum Wage?
Maarten van Klaveren and Biju Varkkey, University of Amsterdam/AIAS and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Meusalario.org Campaign: Debates and Publicity
Egidio G. Vaz Raposo, Regional Office Wage Indicator, Maputo

Minimum Wage Trade Union Campaign in Zambia
Silvia Chimpampwe, director gender and women, Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW), Lusaka

The effect of Collective Bargaining Data Online
Saliem Patel, Partner in Wage Indicator Southern Africa, Director Labour Research Services (LRS), Cape Town

Video message by Richard Freeman, Harvard Law school, Cambridge, USA

17.15 - Presentation first Wage Index by WageIndicator-Netherlands and Monster-Netherlands - by Rikke Wivel - Director Marketing Monster Benelux

Debate - Issues:

- More Wage Indexes - in more countries or worldwide?

- Who benefits from a worldwide network? The poor or rich countries? 

- What is your dream when it comes to a Wage Indicator in your country, your region and the world?

Dowload the conference program

conference program (PDF)

Practicalities & Regional Team Meetings:

  • Flights, Hotel (Eden Hotel, Amstel 144) , 
  • Visa – Office@WageIndicator.org  
  • Urgent? Call  +31 6 53977695
  • Bring laptop, camera, favorite music
  • May 12 - Morning meeting - regional teams discussion about  Decent Wages projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America - Place: Amsterdam - De Burcht - Henri Polaklaan 9 - 1018 CP Amsterdam- Start: 9.00 AM- 12.00)
  • May 13 - Full day meeting regional managers: Future structure and HR - Wage Indicator Foundation - Place; Simon Stevinweg 35, Bussum, Start 10 AM.

Amsterdam City Maps


9 - 11 May 2011: International Young Women’s Conference, Amsterdam

See the Conference program
The conference will evaluate the work done by the young women in the Decisions For Life Project. Experiences and challenges will be shared. Young women workers still face regime challenges as HIV/AIDS and violence. Also, young women workers are faced with deceit from older people because everyone wants to make decisions for them.