Better Work Nicaragua offers our full suite of services under our global Factory Service Model to registered factories. This includes a series of Learning and Assessment services, as detailed below.
Our innovative training courses for factory representatives support and reinforce the advisory work through detailed instruction on how to tackle challenges and improve workplace relations. Examples of this include training on managing health and safety in the workplace, enabling worker and management representatives to diagnose and improve their own grievance mechanisms, and educating supervisors on how to manage workers and training on setting up proper human resources systems.
We provide a comprehensive assessment to determine each factory’s overall progress on meeting international core labour standards and national labour laws. Assessment findings are coupled with the factory’s own diagnosis of conditions inside the enterprise to provide a fair and well-rounded picture of success, demonstrated progress and areas for continued improvement.
The Better Work enterprise assessment consists of four on-site person days, and includes Management, union and worker interviews, document reviews and factory observations. The data collected indicates levels of compliance with labour standards in eight clusters: four based on ILO core labour standards regarding Child Labour, Forced Labour, Discrimination and Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining; and four based on national law regarding Working Conditions, Compensation, Contracts and Human Resources, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), and Working Time.
Enrol your factory or supplier enterprise
If you are a Nicaragua-based enterprise working in the apparel industry and are interested in our assessment, advisory and training services, please fill out the supplier registration form and return it to us via email, post or directly.