Joint Initiative on Corporate Accountability and Workers' Rights
The Pilot Project in Turkey
The organizations are participating in a pilot project in Turkey to test the variety of code implementation strategies and approaches. The pilot will involve European and US companies and their garment suppliers in Turkey, as well as trade unions, NGOs, industry and employers’ associations and other interested parties. The pilot will run over 30 months with two phases of implementation and testing.
The objectives of the pilot are first, to improve working conditions and the observance of international labour standards in participating garment factories in Turkey, second, to develop a shared understanding of the ways in which codes of labour practice contribute to this end, and third, to generate viable models for ongoing co-operation between the organizations.
Having tested the various approaches in the pilot, the project
will develop guidelines that can support other efforts to improve
working conditions through the implementation, and use of, codes
of labour practice. It will disseminate these guidelines, together
with learning gained on the pilot of the implications for policy.
Jo-In / MIT Forum, 11th and 12th June 2005, Boston, USA
"Exploring common approaches to
Corporate Accountability and Workers' Rights"
Variations in codes of conduct [PDF, 78kb]
Work hours, overtime and codes of conduct [PDF, 210kb]
Freedom of association and collective bargaining: code implementation in the Turkey garment industry [forthcoming]
Wages in Turkey’s Textiles and Garment Sector [PDF, 312kb]