Garment workers must have "freedom of association" to boost competitiveness

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Workers in a Ready-made Garments factory in Bangladesh. Photo: ILO Bangladesh

Workers in the global garment industry are often deprived of "freedom of association", which is key to boosting competitiveness in the industry.

That's according to Dan Rees, head of the Better Work Programme, an initiative set up by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank.

The Better Work Programme, founded in 2009, is aimed at improving work conditions of thousands of garment factories in eight countries, including Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Mr Rees explained to Andita Listyarini how to maintain the balance between fair work conditions and profit-making and why that can boost competitiveness.

Duration: 3'01"

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