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16 Okt 2012

Clean Clothes Campaign

Urge KIK to identify buyers and pay compensation to Pakistan fire victims [Pakistan]

On Tuesday 11th September almost 300 workers were killed when a fire ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi, Pakistan…the factory was producing jeans for the German low cost retailer, KIK… the high death toll was caused by appalling health and safety conditions at the factory…Although KIK was forced to acknowledge their role in the tragedy, they have since refused to engage in meaningful discussion and have taken no action to provide remedy in this case…KIK has claimed that extensive auditing…lead to improvements in the fire safety regulations…[and is] in the process of setting up a fund to continue paying wages to the surviving workers…almost one month after the fire none of the workers contacted by the trade union have received any such payment. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited KiK to respond, KiK refused to comment at this time].

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