A partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Better Work Jordan was launched in February 2008. Its goal is to reduce poverty in Jordan by expanding decent work opportunities in the apparel sector. The programme also aims to improve the competitiveness of the industry by improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO’s core labour standards, and by enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level.
Better Work produces public synthesis reports for each country programme up to two times per year. The goal of these reports is to provide transparent information for all programme stakeholders regarding working conditions in the factories participating in the programme.
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 in November 2012; and the fifth in December 2013. The present report illustrates the findings of the assessments carried between October 2013 and October 2014 by Better Work Jordan in 59 factories.
This report provides a snapshot of the non-compliance findings during the reporting period in factories participating with Better Work Jordan. The data collected illustrate compliance with eight labour standards clusters: four based on ILO core labour standards regarding child labour, forced labour, 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).
Please read here the statement of the national Project Advisory Committee (PAC) about this report.