Garment Workers Open University
Workers must know and understand their rights in order to help build productive workplaces. In 2011, we brought together 2,000 workers in a classroom setting to explain the labor law and help workers understand how these labor standards impact them.
Workers spent a full day studying labor contracts, working conditions, occupational health and safety, labor dispute resolution and their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Armed with new knowledge, workers returned to their factories with an ability to recognize whether their factory’s policies adhere to the law. To maximize impact, each of the workers received five copies of our labor law book to share with factory friends.