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
Date Written: 2009
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
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