WHAT IS ACT?
ACT 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
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.