KIK to compensate victims & families affected by Ali Enterprises fire tragedy in Pakistan; activists welcome move

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10 January 2013

[DOC] KIK signs compensation agreement for victims of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy [Pakistan]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

German discount giant KIK this week signed an agreement with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to make an initial payment to the victims and their families of US$ 1 million for immediate relief, and to negotiate a long term compensation package with all other involved stakeholders...The Ali Enterprises fire on 11 September 2012...killed 262 workers according to the official death toll, and injured at least 20 others...Ineke Zeldenrust, International Coordinator at CCC: 'We welcome this agreement and look forward to having the full compensations and relief package, which we estimate will be at least 20 million Euro, to be negotiated soon. [Also refers to SAI, Rina]

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7 December 2012

Q & A: Ali Enterprises Fire in Karachi, Pakistan [Pakistan]

Author: Social Accountability International

SAI and at Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) are horrified by the fire at Ali Enterprises in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 11, in which nearly 300 workers died and many more were injured…SAAS was informed by RINA, a global certification body based in Genova, Italy, that RINA had issued an SA8000 certification to the Ali Enterprises factory on August 20, 2012. ..SAAS, the accreditation agency that oversees the certification aspects of the SA8000 system, immediately began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the certification…expect a full report to be issued in early 2013. In the interim, both SAI and SAAS have been working to take action to improve the overall SA8000 system.

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