WHAT IS ACT?

ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) is a ground-breaking agreement between global brands and retailers and trade unions to transform the garment, textile and footwear industry and achieve living wages for workers through collective bargaining at industry level linked to purchasing practices.

ACT AT COUNTRY LEVEL

Bangladesh

Myanmar

Cambodia

Turkey

NEGOTIATING SOLUTIONS

Adequate and tailor-made solutions for wages and working conditions can be achieved best through joint negotiations between employers and workers’ organizations at country level.

Therefore ACT collaborates with employers, trade unions and governments in garment producing countries to support collective bargaining at industry level.

It is essential for fair and sustainable outcomes that the actors at country level are in the driving seat to determine the wages and working conditions in the industry. At the same time, substantial and lasting improvements are impossible without changes in purchasing prices and practices of international buyers.

ACT country support commitments

The ACT Country Support Commitments provide specific support for countries that are the first to sign a collective bargaining agreement at industry level.

Countries can benefit from these support commitments if they have a collective agreement at industry level in place that ensures wage growth exceeding inflation and productivity growth, full respect of freedom of association and a monitoring mechanism.

The commitments are specified for each country in consultation with employers’ representatives and trade unions at country level.

RESOURCES

Overview on ACT

Factsheet: What is ACT?

 

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Questions & Answers on ACT

 

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ACT Memorandum of Understanding

 

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ACT Brand commitments and monitoring

Global Purchasing Practices Commitments

 

Purchasing Practices: Accountability & monitoring

 

Country support commitments