Resources on Employers' Organizations in the Arab States

  1. A Collective Bargaining Agreement for Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    The agreement, which will affect 55,000 workers, 40,000 of whom work in the export sector, is one of the most comprehensive collective bargaining agreements to be found in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally. It is a significant step for the garment sector in Jordan, and will play a major role in strengthening worker representation, social dialogue and industrial relations.

  2. Overview of Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    Jordan has experienced rapid growth in the apparel industry in recent years, which accounts for nearly 17 percent of the country’s total exports. Apparel exports, mostly to the United States, reached a record high of USD 1.2 billion in 2012.

  3. Facts about the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Ready Made Garment Sector in Jordan

    30 September 2013

    The collective bargaining agreement, which will affect more than 55,000 workers, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally.

  4. Arab labour leaders pledge reform for social justice in a changing region

    26 September 2013

    Pan-Arab conference concludes with recommendations on labour inspection and administration, social dialogue and social protection in efforts to shore up jobs

  5. Arab conference opens with calls to reform labour markets for social justice and employment

    24 September 2013

    The ILO and the Arab Labor Organization join governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in calling for action to promote sustainable and inclusive labour markets and social justice in the Arab region.

  6. ILO Regional Office for the Arab States Newsletter

    06 August 2013

    June 2013

  7. Arab Employment Forum

    The Forum addresses the broad challenges and opportunities posed by the financial and economic crisis, providing a platform for senior policy-makers and high-level representatives of works and employers from across the Arab region

  8. Workshop on the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce and Industry assessment report

    In June 2012, the ILO regional project to strengthen Employers’ Organizations and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Arab region initiated activities to increase the policy capacity of participating organizations to engage in evidence based dialogue to create an enabling environment for sustainable enterprise and employment.

  9. Strategic Objectives for Decent Work Agenda

    01 February 2013

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab states works to foster social justice with decent work opportunities through sustainable enterprises, higher productivity and growth with equity.

  10. Capacity Development of the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA) - Inception Phase

    08 December 2012

    The development objective of the project is to foster sustainable and inclusive private sector development in the oPt.