The Garment Exporters Association (GEA) has asked the Indian Labour Commission to consider linking textile workers' wages to productivity in a bid to boost output. In statistics provided to the Commission, the Garment Exporters Association (Gea) has pointed out that though the per hour cost of labour in India was only 10 per cent lower than that in China, efficiency was lower by 35 per cent. The relative cost per hour worked out to $0.73 against $0.43 in China making the Indian industry 40 per cent more expensive than the Chinese garment sector.