Better Work completes 10 years! Garment workers continue to benefit

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

13-December-2019  |  1 min read

Better Work Vietnam garment factory
Image Courtesy: betterwork.org

Better Work Vietnam has completed fruitful 10 years!

Celebrating the 10 years, an event was organised yesterday by International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event was graced by representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour.

During the anniversary celebration, it was mentioned that Better Work Vietnam in last 10 years has marked its presence in around 400 factories and improved the quality of life of as many as 600,000 workers.

That’s a quarter of the local textile workforce.

Factories too have gained a lot with increase in productivity and profits. Also, factories have noted rise in compliance with national labour regulations and international labour standards – thereby helping improve the lives of workers.

Most of these factories, who are a part of Better Work Vietnam, pay the workers the minimum wage – sometimes even more.

Also, there has been a significant fall in percentage of violations related to overtime.

Paula Albertson, Manager, Better Work Vietnam Programme, said that improved working conditions are always accompanied by increased profits for enterprises. When labour standards rise, both workers and employers benefit.

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