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From COVID-19 To Living Wages – ACT 2020 Update


2020 is closing as one of the most difficult years for the garment and textile sector in decades. The recovery effort will not be easy, but it is an opportunity to change course.

COVID-19 to Living Wages is a snapshot of ACT work in 2020. It unpacks how core ACT building blocks and long-standing areas of work found a new articulation and importance during the pandemic. ACT dialogue platforms, work promoting freedom of association agreements and dispute resolution mechanisms provided practical tools and the infrastructure to protect workers and keep communication channels open during the crisis.

The report explores the key challenges and learnings from ACTs work across our priority countries. It proposes key principles for building a fair, stable industry and how the rights of all stakeholders can be prioritised on the way.