Better Work is a partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) established in 2007. Its objective is to improve labour standards and promote competitiveness in global supply chains in developing countries. The focus is on long-term sustainable solutions which build cooperation between government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and international buyers. Better Work Jordan has operated since 2008.
Better Work Jordan strives to accelerate improvements in working conditions and business competitiveness in Jordan’s garment industry as well as the exporting industrial sector at large.It will also boost scalability and sustainability of impact by strengthening the capacity of national stakeholders, aligning new strategic and operational partnerships, and shaping national policies. Accordingly, the programme’s intervention in the country is two-tiered: the factory-level and the institutional and policy level.
This Guidebook explains and simplifies the Labour Law for employers, workers, international buyers and others in this sector. The first copy of this Guidebook was published in 2013, which helped employers, workers, buyers and stakeholders in explaining and simplifying the Labour Law in the garment sector. In view of the significant developments in this sector, it was necessary to keep up with them and publish a new and edited version according to the latest amendments to the Labour Law, and the regulations, instructions and decisions issued in accordance with it, in addition to updating the rulings on collective labour agreements.