ACT is bringing key stakeholders together in one of the most important locations for garment production.
The garment and footwear industry is Bangladesh’s second largest export industry, employing more than 4 million workers. Meaningful transformation of the garment and footwear industry, including securing living wages, requires that all industry stakeholders are given a seat at the table.
In Bangladesh ACT engages in dialogue to develop a country specific strategy on collective bargaining, dispute resolution, purchasing practices and wages.
Since 2020, ACT has supported a joint Dispute Resolution Mechanism. The Interim DRM was the result of joint brand, employer and trade union discussions on how to address the most immediate challenges on the COVID-19 pandemic. Through engagement with key stakeholders, ACT aims to develop the mechanism into a sustainable and effective dispute resolution mechanism for the sector.