What we do
ACT aims to achieve living wages for workers in the global garment industry through collective bargaining at industry level – the process by which a binding agreement can be reached that covers workers and employers across an industry on a range of issues, including the payment of a living wage.
While achieving living wages through collective bargaining is feasible, it is also ambitious, requiring a transformative approach to the way that the industry operates and what it prioritises. ACT’s global footprint can be mapped against strategic building blocks designed to create the conditions necessary to successfully support the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and secure living wages. These building blocks include, in particular, Freedom of Association and Purchasing Practices.