Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety and Workers' Rights

On eve of anniversary of deadly factory fire, Pakistani labour activists urge action for worker safety

Photo credit: Clean Clothes Campaign

On the ninth anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi, labour leaders in Pakistan call upon apparel and textile brands to ensure that factories in their country are made safe. With the start of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry last week, there is now a concrete avenue to address factory safety in the country. Labour leaders stress the urgency of swiftly expanding the Accord program to Pakistan.

NGO signatories to Bangladesh Accord welcome new binding worker safety agreement

Photo: Clean Clothes Campaign

Today, apparel brands and labour unions announced agreement on a new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, thereby preserving, extending, and expanding the model pioneered by the Bangladesh Accord for protecting worker safety.

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