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Jordan improving working conditions in garment sector
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Apr '12
Enforcing workers' rights and improving their working conditions would enhance productivity of domestic garment industry, and would also boost exports to overseas markets, particularly to the US, Jordan Labour Minister Maher Wakid said.

Speaking at the annual International Buyers Forum, held as a part of the Better Work Jordan Project, the Minister said Jordan is striving to improve working conditions and enforcing rights of garment and other workers, through strict enforcement of local as well as international labour standards, as can be observed from the recent amendments in laws and regulations governing the labour industry.

A specialised work inspection centre has been newly set up by the Labour Ministry, the Minister informed.

Better Work Jordan project, launched in February 2008, is a joint initiative of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The project blends ILO's labour standards expertise with that of IFC's experience in the development of private sector, and is intended at enhancing compliance of labour norms in the garment manufacturing industry.

As said by Better Work Jordan Manager Phil Fishman, the project is aimed at rendering the domestic garment industry more competitive in international markets by encouraging production of high-end items, while hiring domestic workforce.

A newsletter issued by the project stated that 55 of the 74 factories identified by the Labour Ministry of the Kingdom have joined the project. These factories employ around 95 percent of the Jordan's total apparel industry workforce totalling to over 35,335 workers, 61 percent of whom are women.

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