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New workers' manual for garment workers launched!

Aug 03, 2022

A new product under the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT), 'Productivity and decent work: a workers' manual', has been launched by the International Labour Organization. 

This manual aims to guide worker-oriented training in the Asian garment sector on how productivity improvements can support decent work through enhanced social dialogue, compliance with labour standards and improved working conditions.

This training consists of six sessions, including Getting Started and Conclusions sessions, and takes approximately eight hours to complete – roughly 1.5 hours for sessions 2-5, and 40 minutes each for the Getting Started and Conclusions sessions.

Upon completion of this training manual, participants should have increased knowledge regarding:

  • The general concept of productivity and its importance;
  • The importance of social dialogue for enhancing productivity and working conditions;
  • The role of labour standards in productivity improvement;
  • How workers can contribute to productivity improvement; and
  • How productivity improvement can lead to better working conditions and decent work.

The manual can be found at the ILO website or as part of the FIT tools on the Peer Learning Hub.

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