KARACHI: The empty blackened structure of Ali Enterprises, the Baldia factory, in which over 250 garment workers were burnt alive, still stands as a horrific reminder of the tragedy that took place in 2012.
Invited by the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) and Association of Baldia Factory Fire Affectees (ABFFA), the families of the dead gathered here on Tuesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the fire. Continue reading “Six years on, plight of workers remains unchanged in country”
Clean Clothes Campaing (CCC) claims again that garment factories in Pakistan remain unsafe workplaces, five years since Ali Enterprises tragedy. Continue reading “Garment factories in Pakistan remain unsafe workplaces”
Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured in a boiler room explosion at a garment factory in central Bangladesh. The search for more bodies in the debris continues, officials said on Tuesday.
Continue reading “Bangladesh garment factory blast: 10 dead, 50 injured after boiler explodes in Dhaka”
KARACHI – The death of 289 workers in a devastating factory fire has highlighted Pakistan’s dismal approach to industrial safety and raised fears for the clothing sector vital to the nation’s struggling economy.
Police records show Ali Enterprises exported ready-made garments to North America and Western Europe, though it is not clear which brands or chains were supplied.
Nasir Mansoor of the National Trade Union Federation said safety measures were ignored at the factory. Continue reading “Pakistan factory fire highlights risks for workers”