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.

Garment and Flower Farm Sector News

  • Indonesia, January 2020 -  In November 2019, a group of laid-off garment industry workers in Indonesia collected more than $4 million in severance pay owed to them by their employer. However, It was a rare victory, won with the help of local labour unions, international advocacy groups and major retailers like Nike. But it may not happen again: The government in Indonesia is moving forward with a  plan to roll back labour protections in the hope of attracting more foreign investment, say new reports.
  • Ethiopia, January 2020 The apparel industry in Ethiopia is still in its infancy, but is widely reckoned to have the potential of leading the African textile resurgence. However, Ethiopia’s  apparel industry faces a variety of teething challenges, including reports of hiring the lowest paid garment workers in the world, 
  • Uganda, January 2020 - Uganda has joined her counterparts, Kenya and Ethiopia in supplying flowers to the lucrative and huge China marketvia the Rosebud Ltd company. Based in Entebbe, Uganda, Rosebud Ltd is the country's largest exporter of roses, commanding around 40% of Uganda's raised export market. The floriculture sector is one of Uganda’s top ten foreign exchange-earners contributing close to $30 million in export revenue.