Workshop

Training of Trainers on Evidence-Based Collective Bargaining

Garment is one of the priority industries for employment creation in Indonesia, along with other labour intensive industries, including textile, footwear, electronic industries, and infrastructure projects. Contributing around 10-12 percent of employment, garment is among the top five contributors to employment in manufacturing sector.

Background

Garment is one of the priority industries for employment creation in Indonesia, along with other labour intensive industries, including textile, footwear, electronic industries, and infrastructure projects. Contributing around 10-12 percent of employment, garment is among the top five contributors to employment in manufacturing sector.

Through a number of economic regulation packages, Indonesian government is working towards boosting the growth of labour intensive industries. Such regulations include: incentive for bonded logistics area, which can reduce logistics costs by 8 percent; electricity bill discount; and 50 percent income tax subsidy for workers in this industry, paid by the government for 2 years starting January 2016.

Knowing the strong growth opportunity and support from the government, workers and employers in Indonesia should take an active role in improving competitiveness of the industry by agreeing to work together towards achieving common goals. One of the tools for this purpose is collective bargaining agreement that can effectively implemented at the enterprise or multi-enterprise levels.

ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is implementing a project titled ‘Labour standards in global supply chains: A programme of action for Asia and the garment sector’ (LSGSC). The project has activities in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Pakistan, as well as at the regional and global levels. The first year of this project is being carried out under a grant agreement between the ILO and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Objective and Expected Output

Objective: This training of trainers (TOT) is part of the project activities that are expected to contribute in enhancing institutional capacity of the social partners in enabling representatives of workers and employers in an enterprise or group of enterprises to formulate effective collective bargaining agreement through evidence-based collective bargaining process.

Expected Output: The TOT aims to enhance understanding and behavior of the participants, and enabling them to be trainers and coaches in evidence-based collective bargaining training and process for workers and employers at enterprise and multi-enterprise levels.

Approach

A group of 30 people from the Ministry of Manpower, provincial and district manpower offices, trade unions from federation and plant levels, APINDO, Indonesia textile association (API), and Enterprise Advisors of Better Work Indonesia (BWI EA) will be trained as trainers.

Graduates of this training are expected to be able to provide training and coaching to representatives of workers and employers in an enterprise or group of enterprises in conducting evidence-based collective bargaining and formulating effective collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Training Method

The training will be delivered using Learning and Development through Adventure (LEAD) method, which combines interactive lecture, role play, group work, and simulation game activities. This method is expected to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the subject matters, as well as enhancing their behavior and ability as trainers.

English and Indonesian languages will be used in delivering the training. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided throughout the training course.

Trainers and Facilitators

The training will be delivered and facilitated by all or some of the following individuals: ILO specialists on social dialogue and collective bargaining, ILO technical officers on the garment sector and global supply chains, garment industry practitioners, ILO specialists on adult training, and training and simulation facilitators.