“As the world of work is evolving around us in this critical time, Better Work Jordan is pleased to reaffirm its decade-old support to improve the living and working conditions of workers in the Jordan garment sector and beyond, promote social dialogue among national and international constituents, bolster factory competiveness and strengthen the capacity of main actors in the industry in an innovative way. We will continue to joining hands with our stakeholders and build on the successes achieved so far.” Tareq Abu Qaoud – Better Work Jordan Programme Manager
Better Work Jordan’s latest annual report highlights factories’ assessment results, improvement efforts, and key initiatives from the past year.
The report details how Better Work Jordan facilitated and provided legal guidance to the most participative Collective Bargaining Agreement process to date, accelerated its collaboration with Ministry of Labour inspectors, and increased awareness and inclusion in factories by supporting hiring of greater numbers of workers with disabilities.
Many clothing factories and workers in the country are now facing serious challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Better Work has conducted over 700 calls with migrant workers in their native languages to raise awareness on how they can be protected and prevent the spread of the virus.
This report, with a refreshed look, draws attention to Better Work Jordan’s ten-year journey since its inception in 2009 as well as its future vision, highlighting efforts to forge new partnerships and nurture existing ones.
More female workers have access to daycare facilities
Better Work Jordan and partners have supported the establishment of daycare facilities in garment factories across Jordan to help increase women’s economic participation and improve enterprises’ profitability.
A 10-year journey
Better Work Jordan celebrates a rewarding decade-long relationship with its key partners and stakeholders
Strengthening the capacity of labour inspectors
Better Work and the Ministry of Labour continued their collaboration to ensure knowledge transfer and sustainable impact. Labour inspectors enhanced their knowledge of international labour standards and skills to carry out comprehensive assessment and advisory services to factories.