Toward sustainable impact of the ILO-GIP social dialogue training in the Myanmar garment industry

After almost three years of operation, the ILO-GIP has concluded on 31 May 2020. With the goal to learn from the thousands of workers, management and workers representatives, including trade union executives, nurses, and supervisors the project worked with, the ILO-GIP has produced a series of seven case stories pointing out to the emerging impact of the project activities.

With the goal to learn from it many stakeholders, as a complement to the project final and independent evaluation, the ILO-GIP has collected the views of its key partners on some of its most important training activities. This exercise is meant to assist the ILO and its social partners in responding to the original project objectives of:
  1. Assisting employers and workers in selected enterprises to build sound labour relations practices through training on topics including social dialogue, productivity, occupational health and safety, gender awareness and sexual and reproductive health.
  2. Supporting employers’ and workers’ organizations at sectorial level in developing knowledge and practices of bi-partite social dialogue through capacity building for each party.
  3. Increasing the capacity of workers and employers’ organizations to deliver services to their members and engage in bi-partite social dialogue.
Case 1 –  Investing in the future: Training service providers to offer services to the Myanmar garment industry

Case 2 –  Building the future: Strengthening garment sector representatives through the Myanmar Industrial Relations Lab

Case 3 – Empowering women: Improving knowledge of and access to sexual and reproductive health of garment workers

Case 4 – Improving labour relations through better communication: Empowering supervisors to thrive in their essential role

Case 5 – Supporting sound industrial relations in the garment sector: Building the capacity of Myanmar trade Unions to deliver services to their members

Case 6 – Enabling social dialogue for sound industrial relations increasing garment workers’ knowledge of the Myanmar labour law

Case 7 - Experimenting social dialogue: Reinforcing the capacity of workplace committees to deliver sound labour relations in garment factories