In 2021, we are celebrating ten years of Better Work operations in Nicaragua. The programme has been a key force in improving working conditions in the garment industry and enhancing its competitiveness. We are keen to explore possibilities to impact the growing garment sector in the region, even beyond the country.
Tara Rangarajan, Head of Communications, Brand Relationships, and Country Programmes, Better Work
Better Work Nicaragua marks its tenth anniversary with a strong national reputation and 25 factories enrolled. In 2020, the Nicaraguan apparel industry made crucial strides amidst the pandemic: a Tripartite Labour Agreement was negotiated between the government, employer and worker representatives to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 and its effects on workers. Better Work Nicaragua continued to monitor working conditions in factories both in-person in early 2020 and, later, using a virtual assessment model during the pandemic. Despite the year’s challenges, Better Work Nicaragua’s mission remains to nurture strong partnerships with key stakeholders and play a key role in developing progressive policy and maintaining high standards across the sector.