FAQ Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages Garment

Gajimu.com/garment - website where workers, employers, and stakeholders in the garment/textile industry can easily and free of charge access information about wages, down to level of compliance with the law by individual garment factories. Factory Pages Garment are dedicated to garment/textile factories compliance with the Labour Law in Indonesia. The data on the Factory Pages is based on the Decent Work Check Survey

What is Gajimu garment?

Gajimu.com/garment is a website where workers, employers, and stakeholders in the garment/textile industry can easily and free of charge access information about wages and national regulations, down to level of compliance with the law by individual garment factories.

 

Gajimu Garment was initiated by Gajimu to enhance labor market transparency for the benefit of the public at large, and more particularly those working in the garment industry. Gajimu strongly believes every worker and employer should have free access to information about wages, labour laws and career. To this end, we collect and compare working conditions data from various garment factories through on- and offline Decent Work Check Surveys. In line with our mission, we share our survey findings on Factory Pages at gajimu.com/garment, where our web visitors can compare the level of compliance of each garment factory surveyed.

 

What is the Decent Work Check Survey?

The Decent Work Check Survey is a Survey which allows workers to compare their real working situation with national regulations in the country, or for employers to check whether they have complied with national regulations in the country.

The Decent Work Check Survey can be accessed by the public through Gajimu.com/Garment and also be downloaded on smartphone or laptop. Check workers and HR versions here.

 

What are the Factory Pages?

The Factory Pages are a new facility from Gajimu. Factory Pages give the public access to the results of the Decent Work Check Survey that is done on the level of individual garment factories (Gajimu  also conducts and collects Surveys for the garment/textile sector as a whole)

 

On the Factory Pages section a list of surveyed garment factories is shown. Selecting a factory from the list, detailed information regarding the factory pops up, including:

 

How does the work process of Gajimu Garment – decent work check survey and factory pages?

DECENT WORK CHECK SURVEY

Gajimu collects information on working conditions in various garment factories through desk research and Decent Work Check Surveys:

•                 Online - via the Gajimu garment site
•                 Decent Work Check survey apps - by downloading this application, the trade union may conduct its own survey amongst its members;  internet access is not required when conducting surveys, but only to upload survey results to your Gajimu server so it can be displayed on the Factory page
•                 Face-to-face survey - by asking the Gajimu team to come to the factory to conduct interviews.

 

SURVEY DATA VERIFICATION

Gajimu will send the Decent Work Check Survey results to the employer and trade union (if any). Employers and trade unions may verify the data by providing comments, clarifications, explanations of the survey results, which will eventually be shown on the Factory Pages at Gajimu Garment.

 

FACTORY PAGES

•                 The result of the Decent Work Check Survey will be presented on the Factory Pages of Gajimu Garment
•                 Through Factory Pages, visitors can find out the working conditions and compare the level of compliance of each surveyed garment factory
•                 The Factory Pages will continue to be updated, employers and trade unions can inform the Gajimu team what progress activities/efforts they have made to improve working conditions, steps that will also be presented at the Factory Pages.

 

SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

•                 The results of the Decent Work Check Survey at the Factory Pages can be used as basic information to trigger social dialogue between workers and employers to negotiate for better working conditions
•                 Based on the results of the social dialogue, employers may take corrective measures such as adoption of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), improvement of clauses in a CBA, or workers’ training
•                 The Gajimu CBA-drafting team can extrapolate CBA model samples from the garment sector in its CBA-database and make those samples available for free
•                 Workers whose factories do not have trade unions present, may print the survey results found at the Factory Pages and together with other colleagues conduct their own social dialogue with the Human Resources Department at the factory

 

WORKING CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM

Factory Pages enable more effective monitoring of working conditions by workers, employers, brands, and buyers

 

Are the Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages only available for the garment sector?

Yes, for now. The Factory Pages are a recent innovation by Gajimu / WageIndicator, which focuses primarily on one sector, i.e. garment/textile. Factory Pages for other sectors might be developed.

 

What is the relation between the Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages?

Factory Pages is a section which displays the results of the Decent Work Check Survey of previously surveyed factories.

 

What is the objective of Gajimu / WageIndicator in publishing the results of the Decent Work Check Surveys on the Factory Pages?

Gajimu Garment demonstrates:

  • How Decent Work compliance checks of minimum wage and labour laws can raise awareness
  • How Factory Pages may provide basic input to trigger social dialogues, possibly resulting in  improved Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • How comparisons and sample clauses for Collective Bargaining Agreements can result in improved working conditions on a large scale than just individual factories
  • That publication of worker-reported cases of non-compliance at easily accessible Gajimu Factory Pages can provide buyers and international brands with an overview of prevailing working conditions of individual garment factories. 

 

 

What are the benefits of the Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages for garment workers?

a.These tools give workers awareness and knowledge of their rights, which is the first step towards any improvement

b. Through Factory Pages workers can be informed about working conditions in garment factories, find out to what extent factories comply with the Labour Law, and eventually give them options on where to find (better) work

c. The trade unions may use data on the Factory Pages as basic information/a database which supports them in conducting an effective social dialogue with employers

d. Factory Pages can be tools to achieve harmonious and effective industrial relations.



What are the benefits of the Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages for employers?

a. Not all employers ares fully aware of the Labour Law. The Decent Work Check Survey and Factory Pages can provide information about the real working conditions in each factory

b. The Factory Pages can be a medium to promote proper working conditions in each factory. Workers and buyers prefer to deal with factories that comply with the Labour Law

c. The Factory Pages can also be used as a reference to create company regulations or Collective Bargaining Agreements

d. Factory Pages can be tools to achieve harmonious and effective industrial relations.



Decent Work Check Survey

Who are the respondents of the Survey?

From July to September 2017 Gajimu, assisted by local students and FBS Garteks KSBSI, has conducted face-to-face Surveys in 45 garment factories in West Java, Banten, and Jakarta. In each factory 30-40 respondents were interviewed. In addition to these face-to-face Surveys, we make the Decent Work Check Survey permanently available at Gajimu.com/Garment.



Who conducts the Survey?

Gajimu has 20 interviewers in total, consisting of Gajimu team members, trade union (FSB Garteks, KSBSI) officials and local student in each region.

 

Can I participate in the Survey?

Everybody who works in the garment, wearing apparels and/or textile sector can use the Decent Work Check Survey (English) The Survey is online at: https://gajimu.com/garmen/home/hak-pekerja-garmen/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-pekerja

If you work as HR- staff or in a managerial position in garment factories, you can use the Decent Work Check for HR-purposes. It can be accessed at: https://gajimu.com/garmen/home/hak-pekerja-garmen/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-pekerja/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-hrd

If you want Gajimu to visit your factory and conduct a face-to-face Survey, please contact our team at gajimu@wageindicator.org.

 

What are the contents of the Decent Work Check Survey?

The Decent Work Check Survey consists of 9 sections, there are several questions within each section. These sections are:

a. Personal background

b. Employment security

c. Working hours

d. Minimum wage

e. Maternity Leave

f. Occupational Health and Safety

g. Social Security

h. Fair Treatment

i. Right to unionize

 

 

How does the  Decent Work Check Survey work?

In 15 minutes you can test whether or not you have your rights respected, i.e. if your employer complies with the Labour Law. You will know the real working conditions at your workplace as compared to the Labour Law. The Survey is anonymous and voluntary, therefore your name and contact data will not be shared/published.

 

These are the steps you may want to take:

a. You can fill in the Decent Work Check Survey online by visiting the workers survey: https://gajimu.com/garmen/home/hak-pekerja-garmen/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-pekerja

or by visiting the HR-survey: https://gajimu.com/garmen/home/hak-pekerja-garmen/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-pekerja/cek-kelayakan-kerja-survei-hrd

b. There are at least 55 questions covering  9 employment aspects. Most of the questions are of the closed type (YES or NO). You have to fill in all questions (except ‘non-compulsory’ questions which are indicated as such in the Survey). You cannot proceed to the next section if the compulsory questions are not filled in.

c. At the end of the Survey, you will see the results of 48 topics tested. If you see the (✔) sign it means the factory complies with the Labour Law, an (X) sign means non-compliance.

For example:

The employer pays in accordance with the Government Minimum Wage    ✔

The employer pays overtime wages          X

d. At the end of the Survey, we will also ask for name + contact. You will only be contacted again if you indicated that you are willing to fill in the same Survey next year (to check if there is an improvement in your working conditions).

 

Who creates the Decent Work Check Survey?

The Decent Work Check Survey is created by AIAS – University of Amsterdam and WageIndicator labor law experts.



Factory Pages

 

How do the Factory Pages work?

On the Factory Pages you will find a list of surveyed garment factories. To find out what the real working conditions in each factory are, you can click the name of the factory that you want to know more about.

Information about Survey data will be given to employers and trade unions before we publish this data on Factory Pages. We give a 1-month period for employers and trade unions to clarify or give feedback regarding the Survey results, creating an opportunity to conduct a social dialogue and/or negotiate using Survey results as input.

After 1 month Gajimu will publish the Decent Work Check Survey results on Factory Pages. Employers and trade unions may advise Gajimu on their negotiation process or any steps taken to improve working conditions and industrial relations within the company. Any progress in improving working conditions will also be published on the Factory Pages.

 

Who can access the Factory Pages?

Factory Pages can be accessed by the public at Gajimu.com/Garmen (in Bahasa Indonesia) and Gajimu.com/garment (in English). All information on the Factory Pages is for free and you do not have to sign in.

 

How does Gajimu obtain its information on the Factory Pages?

Gajimu collects information on working conditions through its Decent Work Check Survey that is done face-to-face and online (available at gajimu.com).

In July - September 2017, Gajimu assisted by local students and FBS Garteks KSBSI, has conducted a face-to-face Survey in 45 garment factories in West Java, Banten, and Jakarta. At the end of September 2017 more than 2000 face-to-face Surveys were collected to provide the database for Factory Pages.

Gajimu also collects Surveys online, where garment workers and employers in Indonesia can fill out the Decent Work Check Surveys and actual working conditions in their factory.

 

Is the information on the Factory Pages reliable?

Since information on working conditions is submitted by workers and HR voluntarily, Gajimu cannot guarantee 100% of its accuracy. However, Gajimu encourages its respondents to provide accurate and precise information about the real working situation.

Prior to conducting a face-to-face Survey, Gajimu team members always ask for a respondent’s consent, explain how the Survey works and how it may benefit workers and employers. In this way, the respondents will be aware that the quality of the Survey information determines the reliability of the data displayed on the Factory Pages.

Gajimu strictly guarantees the anonymity of all the respondents who fill in the Survey. The quality of data on the Factory Pages will increase in line with increased participation in the Decent Work Check Survey.

 

How many Surveys are required to display data on the Factory Pages?

If there are at least 20 respondents for a factory Gajimu will display Survey data on Factory Pages.

 

How often are the Factory Pages updated?

Data in Factory Pages comes from online and face-to-face Surveys. Online Decent Work Check Surveys are collected continuously at Gajimu.com/garmen, and a face-to-face Survey is done once a year.

Gajimu also provides space for employers and trade union to update the Factory Pages on steps taken by both sides to improve working conditions and industrial relations within the factory. The progress of what actions were taken based on Survey result will be given special attention on the Factory Pages.

 

Can my factory join the Survey?

If you want the Gajimu team to go to your factory and conduct face-to-face Survey, please contact our team at Gajimu@wageindicator.org.

Or you can ask your workers to fill out the online Survey at Gajimu.com/Garmen.

 






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