Better Work: Problems with Exporting the Better Factories Cambodia Project to Jordan, Lesotho, and Vietnam

Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, p. 80, Spring 2011

Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Transcendence Conference, December 2009

132 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2011 Last revised: 4 Dec 2018

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Paul Harpur

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Over the last decade, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has managed a dynamic project in Cambodia which has resulted in drastically improved working conditions in Cambodian textile and apparel factories. The success of the Better Factories Cambodia project has led the ILO to expand the project beyond Cambodia to other jurisdictions. The new Better Work Project will develop micro-level projects in Jordan, Lesotho, and Vietnam to improve the respect for workers’ rights in those jurisdictions. This article analyses what enabled the Better Factories Cambodia Project to be so successful and analyse the barriers in operationalizing the Better Work Projects in Jordan, Lesotho, and Vietnam.

Keywords: ILO, Better Factories project, Labour Regulation

Suggested Citation

Harpur, Paul David, Better Work: Problems with Exporting the Better Factories Cambodia Project to Jordan, Lesotho, and Vietnam (2009). Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, p. 80, Spring 2011; Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Transcendence Conference, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804801

Paul David Harpur (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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