Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

What is Decent Work and why is it a key element to achieve fair globalization and poverty reduction?

Decent Work refers to opportunities for work that are productive and deliver a fair income, provides security in the workplace and social protection for families and better prospects for personal development and social integration. It aims to give people the freedom to voice their concerns, organize themselves and participate in the decisions that affect their lives including equality of opportunity and treatment, for all women and men.

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Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Every year, more than 24,970 people die in traffic accidents in Vietnam. Find out why this also affects the textile sector and how to improve road safety for garment factory workers.


Latest News on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards


Bangladeshi unions demand increased minimum wage for garment workers

"IndustriALL’s affiliates in Bangladesh are demanding an increase in the minimum wage from BDT8,000 (US$75) to BDT23,000 (US$215) for garment workers, as the country sees roaring inflation, leaving wo ...

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Short-circuit caused fire in Beawar cotton factory, fire extinguished

"A fire broke out in the New Cotton Factory located on Station Road of the city on Friday afternoon due to short circuit. 25-30 bales of cotton caught fire. " ...

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Haiti garment workers share $1m payout after factory closure a year ago

"PVH, which was one of several brand owners sourcing from the Vald’or factory in the Caribbean country, agreed to pay the sum to cover missed severance pay, pension contributions directly to workers a ...

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Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in Chinese

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in Khmer

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in English

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Fire and Electrical Safety Campaign: Infographics Fire Prevention-5

The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAA-CIWCE) launched a targeted prevention campaign on Fire and Electrical Safety. The campaign aims to reduce the number of accidents and damages that take place in the textile and garment industry...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | November 01, 2022

Fire and Electrical Safety Campaign: Infographics Fire Prevention-4

The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAA-CIWCE) launched a targeted prevention campaign on Fire and Electrical Safety. The campaign aims to reduce the number of accidents and damages that take place in the textile and garment industry...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | November 01, 2022

Fire and Electrical Safety Campaign: Infographics Fire Prevention-3

The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAA-CIWCE) launched a targeted prevention campaign on Fire and Electrical Safety. The campaign aims to reduce the number of accidents and damages that take place in the textile and garment industry...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | November 01, 2022

Fire and Electrical Safety Campaign: Infographics Fire Prevention-2

The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAA-CIWCE) launched a targeted prevention campaign on Fire and Electrical Safety. The campaign aims to reduce the number of accidents and damages that take place in the textile and garment industry...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | November 01, 2022

Fire and Electrical Safety Campaign: Infographics Fire Prevention-1

The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAA-CIWCE) launched a targeted prevention campaign on Fire and Electrical Safety. The campaign aims to reduce the number of accidents and damages that take place in the textile and garment industry...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | November 01, 2022

Industry Events on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

Fashion Industry Target Consultation Workshop Latin America

2023-02-08 21:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-08 23:30:00+07:00  (9:00 PM — 11:30 PM)  UTC+07

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Fashion Industry Target Consultation Workshop Asia Pacific

2023-02-09 14:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-09 16:30:00+07:00  (2:00 PM — 4:30 PM)  UTC+07

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Standard Convergence Initiative (SCI) - an update

2023-02-13 15:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-13 16:00:00+07:00  (3:00 PM — 4:00 PM)  UTC+07

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Ensuring worker inclusive supply chain grievance mechanisms

2023-02-13 16:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-13 18:00:00+07:00  (4:00 PM — 6:00 PM)  UTC+07

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