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Better Work Vietnam Thematic Synthesis Report on Compensation

Better Work Vietnam releases aggregate industry-level compliance data once a year in the form of its Synthesis Reports. While factory reports are designed to indicate specific areas of improvement for businesses, synthesis reports shine a light on the macro-level state of the industry, and are designed to stimulate and assist policy discussions on the shape and future direction the garment sector in Vietnam.

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Better Work Indonesia: Garment Industry 5th Compliance Synthesis Report

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation, the world’s 10th largest economy in term of purchasing power parity, and a member of the G-20. The labour force is estimated as many as 125.3 million people, whereof a total of 2.2 million1 people work in the garment sector. Around a quarter of these workers (516.352) work in 1,749 large and medium enterprises which are strongly connected to the export market.

The Better Work Indonesia (BWI) Programme seeks to address the above issues by focusing on improving workers’ lives and strengthening the competitiveness of Indonesian garmentsector. BWI Programme is being implemented in three phases over an eight-year period (2011-2018). As of June 2015, BWI has worked with 140 factories, with a total of 280,003 workers of which 83% are female workers.These factories employ 111 to 12,899 workers, meaning that all these factories fall under the BPS definition of large enterprises (above 100 workers).

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Statement of the Project Advisory Committee of Better Work Jordan on the Release of the 7th ILO Compliance Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Jordan’s Garement Sector

On February 11, 2016, the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) of the ILO Better Work Jordan programme met in Amman to review the 7th ILO Compliance Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Jordan’s Garment Industry. The PAC is comprised of representatives from the government (Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Industry and Trade), employers (Jordan Garments, Accessories & Textiles Exporters’ Association, Foreign Investors Association and Chamber of Industries), and workers (General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment & Clothing Industries and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions).

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Better Work Jordan: Garment Industry 7th Compliance Synthesis Report

Better Work Jordan released its first public synthesis report in May 2010. In February 2011, Better Work Jordan published its second synthesis report; the third synthesis report was published in March 2012; the fourth report in November 2012; the fifth in December 2014; and the sixth in January 2015. This current report evaluates the timeframe between November 2014 and October 2015, considering 64 factories.

This report provides a snapshot of the non-compliance findings during the reporting period in factories participating to Better Work Jordan. The data collected illustrate compliance with labor standards according to eight clusters: four based on ILO core labor standards regarding child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and freedom of association and collective bargaining, and four indicators based on national law regarding working conditions (compensation, contracts and human resources, occupational safety and health, and working time).

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Statement of the Project Advisory Committee of Better Work Jordan on the Release of the 7th ILO Compliance Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Jordan’s Garement Sector

Job Announcement: Monitoring and Data Analytics Officer

Monitoring and Data Analytics Officer 

The Monitoring and Data Analytics Officer will work within the Research and Impact team to support Better Work’s programme operations and policy influencing agenda through data analysis. S/he will assist in gathering and analysing data, preparing reports, developing technical input for programme operations, and organizing technical meetings. S/he will work in close collaboration with Better Work’s core services, partnership/communications and programming teams to facilitate the collection and analysis of data to improve efficiency and advance Better Work’s goals.

Closing Date: 4 August. 2016

For more information and to apply, please refer to the ILO e-Recruit platform.