Projects on Collective bargaining and labour relations


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  1. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    1 November 2015 - 31 December 2020,

    Following major garment factory accidents in 2012 and 2013, the ILO (International Labour Organization) developed a comprehensive programme to support the Government’s efforts to engage in a much-needed reform process, to improve safety, working conditions and rights at work in this sector, including workers’ and employers’ right to organise, bargain and dialogue at the workplace.

  2. Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry

    1 July 2016 - 30 September 2019,

    This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the empowerment of women in Myanmar by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality in the garment industry.

  3. Rights at Work: promoting harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 28 August 2019,

    This project aims to build the institutional capacity of Chinese workers, employers, and their respective organizations to carry out voluntary collective bargaining and to resolve labor disputes efficiently and effectively. The program further aims to support the ILO's tripartite constituents in China to strengthen collective bargaining institutions and governance frameworks for the promotion and improved application of core labor standards, especially in relation to disadvantaged groups of workers.

  4. Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

    1 October 2016 - 30 March 2019,

    The overall objective of this project is effective governmental development and enforcement of new or existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments.

  5. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: a programme of action for Asia and the garment sector (Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia)

    1 December 2014 - 31 December 2018,

    This project aims to address challenges to working conditions in the garment sector, with a particular focus on Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Asian region. The project includes activities at the factory, national, regional, and global levels. At the factory level, the project collaborates with the Better Work programme, in particular to support the adoption of a new service model. At the national level in the target countries, the project promotes evidence-based, tripartite minimum wage adjustment mechanisms and the development of collective bargaining in the garment sector. At the regional level, the project produces comparative information on wages and working conditions in the garment sector, to inform evidence-based negotiation and social dialogue. At the global level, the project undertakes research and capacity-building activities for workers’ organizations.

  6. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector

    1 December 2014 - 31 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

    The project is currently in its second phase.This project is designed to produce knowledge and tools which can be used by the social partners at the factory, national, regional and global levels to improve wages and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain. Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan are particular beneficiary countries, within the Asian regional and global contexts. 1 December 2014 - 31 January 2016 (Phase I). Phase II starts from 1 February 2016 to 31 March 2017.

  7. Improving industrial relations for decent work and sustainable development of the textile and garment industry in Ethiopia

    1 September 2015 - 31 August 2018,

    This project aims to support the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry in Ethiopia through improved labour relations, productivity, wages and working conditions.

  8. New industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work (NIRF/FPRW) in Vietnam

    20 December 2016 - 31 December 2017,

    The project's development goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth of Vietnam by building effective industrial relations institutions and practices based on freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  9. Promoting worker rights and competitiveness in Egyptian export industries

    1 October 2011 - 31 July 2017,

    The Project aims to contribute to the promotion of decent work in Egypt by supporting improved compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work. Accordingly, the main focus of the Project is to improve workplace cooperation and labour law compliance through capacity building and joint training programmes for both, employers and workers in labour-intensive export sectors.

  10. Improving industrial relations in Cambodia's garment industry

    1 January 2014 - 31 March 2017,

    The project aims to improve industrial relations in the garment industry through a mixture of policy advice and capacity building in selected enterprises at the industry level and at the national level.