Better Work is a partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) established in 2007. Its objective is to improve labour standards and promote competitiveness in global supply chains in developing countries. The focus is on long-term sustainable solutions which build cooperation between government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and international buyers. Better Work Jordan has operated since 2008.
Better Work Jordan strives to accelerate improvements in working conditions and business competitiveness in Jordan’s garment industry as well as the exporting industrial sector at large.It will also boost scalability and sustainability of impact by strengthening the capacity of national stakeholders, aligning new strategic and operational partnerships, and shaping national policies. Accordingly, the programme’s intervention in the country is two-tiered: the factory-level and the institutional and policy level.
Better Work’s in-factory services improve workplace compliance which translate into greater worker wellbeing, and improved competitiveness of firms. Better Work Jordan directly targets this outcome through its interventions, including transparency reporting and promoting social dialogue at the workplace. The programme anticipates streamlining and adapting its services in the most effective way for the garment industry and the larger export-oriented industrial sector (Chemical, Plastic and Engineering), Aligned with the Global strategy, Better Work Jordan is actively promote gender equality in the workplace and beyond.
The second tier of Better Work Jordan’s intervention – institutions and policy – will aid the programme to challenge some of the key structural weaknesses that hinder factory-level compliance. Better Work Jordan’s emphasizes on building the capacity of national institutions and improving labour market governance to ensure sustainability of the programme. The programme has already increased its efforts in training and sharing knowledge with Jordan’s labour inspectorate, the union and employers, and will further increase its efforts. Better Work Jordan’s engagement with stakeholders will also facilitate the programme’s agenda to expand beyond the garment sector (Chemical, Plastic and Engineering). Better Work Jordan’s sustainability plan focuses on building stakeholders’ capacity to implement the programme’s core services, while ensuring the quality of services.
Contents of Guide:
• Right to Labour
• Minimum Age for Work
• Trade Unions
• Collective labour agreements
• Labour disputes
• Forced labour
• Agreements and human resources
• Remuneration and privileges
• Occupation safety and health
• Working and rest hours
• Other relevant legislation
Find more at: https://betterwork.org/where-we-work/jordan/