Better Work Egypt: Our partners

Better Work Egypt

The aim of Better Work Egypt is to create a more competitive Egyptian garment industry with decent working conditions driven by improved social dialogue at the factory and sectoral level.

Piloted in 2017, the programme is part of a broader ILO project, Strengthening Labour Relations and their Institutions in Egypt (SLARIE).

Launched in 2020, SLARIE promotes the effective application of the recently amended trade union law and genuine support for social dialogue in Egypt. One of objectives of the SLARIE project is the creation of a fully-fledged Better Work Programme in Egypt. Currently, Better Work Egypt delivers services for 60 factories, including conducting compliance assessments as well as limited advising and training services.


Our Partners

Key Better Work partners in improving working conditions in the garment industry and boost the competitiveness of the sector are:


Better Work Egypt has been working closely with the national government in the country since its inception.



Workers & Unions

We work with unions and directly with workers to help realize their rights on the factory floor and find ways to boost their skills so that they can engage in productive discussions and negotiate with employers.

Our Trade Union contact group helps us to work together. Trade unions play a central role in our work at all levels; factory, sectoral and national levels. This partnership helps us to further understand factory relations, enabling us to establish a productive social dialogues, which helps us effectivity advocate for the rights of workers.




Factory and manufacturer enterprises are key partners in our efforts to create better conditions for garment workers in a way that also boosts business performance. We believe that effective cooperation and mutual trust between employers and their workers not only leads to better working conditions but also better results for business.


Brands and retailers

Brands and retailers

Our brands, retailers and intermediaries are industry leaders in the movement to re-imagine the global supply chain, where workers’ rights are realised and businesses gain a competitive advantage to grow.

Our partner brands, retailers and intermediaries commit to coordinate efforts in order to maximize impact, for example by reducing duplicate audits and by supporting improvement efforts of suppliers in a manner that is complementary and reinforces Better Work Egypt’s assistance to factories.

Development partner

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