A Collective Bargaining Agreement for Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector
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.
The CBA covers all workers and employers in the apparel industry without discrimination, in accordance with Jordanian labour law.
Among others, the CBA includes provisions on:
Regulating working hours, wages, and bonuses
Improved occupational health and safety both at factories and dorms
Equal treatment of all workers
A unified contract for migrant workers
Union dues check-off
Recognition of unions and their right to access factories
Settlement mechanisms to deal with contract disputes
Annual seniority bonuses for all workers regardless of their nationalities