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Indonesian garment-textile unions, employers sign pledge

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Pic: IndustriALL Global Union
Pic: IndustriALL Global Union
Four garment and textile unions and three employer associations in Indonesia recently signed a joint commitment to promote safety, health and welfare of workers and business sustainability. The declaration refers to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Call to Action in the Global Garment Industry, and commits to protect workers and employers from contracting COVID-19 and reduce unemployment and loss of income.

Both employers and unions pledge to implement ILO core labour standards, comply with occupational safety and health (OSH) regulations and engage with government and brands to maintain jobs and livelihoods of workers, according to a press release from the IndustriALL Global Union.

IndustriALL affiliate Garment and Textile Trade Union Federation (FSB GARTEKS) is among signatories of the declaration. The Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO), the Indonesian Textile Association (API) and the Indonesian Footwear Association (APRISINDO) represent employers.

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