DecentWorkCheck Ethiopia - Garment Industry

The DecentWorkCheck in Ethiopia is concentrated on the garment industry and provides a way to measure whether working conditions comply with  labour laws. Despite widespread improvement efforts many garment factories still fail to comply with work and pay, work and leave and more. You can click here to see the DecentWorkCheck Ethiopia.

DecentWorkCheck Uganda - Flower Farms

The flower farm sector in Uganda, also known as the floricultural sector, forms the focus of this DecentWorkCheck. The aim is to check compliance with a range of labour laws and wage laws in the country such as work and employment security, work and sick leave, work and compensation and more. The easy DecentWorkCheck Uganda can be found here.

DecentWorkCheck Ethiopia - Flower Farms

What are working conditions like on the flower farms in Ethiopia? How long are working hours? Are employees paid a decent wage? Are the labour laws of Ethiopia being followed? Find out more by visiting the DecentWorkCheck for the flower farm sector in Ethiopia.

Garment and Flower Farm Sector News

  • Ethiopia, 12 March 2020 - Surveys conducted by WageIndicator in Ethiopia found that women account for more than 70% of the workforce in textile and garment sectors. Thus, creating women-friendly working conditions in factories is an important ingredient for decent work and productivity. Women-related issues include provision of maternity and work, payment and job protection during maternity leave, equal payment for equal work, sexual harassment and creating a women-friendly work environment for women.
  • Uganda, 9 March 2020 - Flower farm workers in Uganda joined forces with women across the world to celebrate Internatonal Women's Day on 8 March 2020. At a special event in Bupayi, workers from the sector spoke about  the achievements made while championing the rights of women in the workplace.
  • Indonesia, 5 March 2020 - While parts of Asia’s clothing industry suffer closures and layoffs, Indonesian textile companies are seeing a windfall by filling orders caused by a delay in shipments from China due to the coronavirus outbreak, company executives said. Garment factories in some parts of Asia have been forced to send home workers and close factories as quarantines and travel restrictions due to coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China. However new domestic and export orders to Indonesia’s textile industry have risen by around 10% this year as factories seek to substitute material from China, said Anne Patricia Sutanto of the association of textile and textile products makers - (Reuters)