Leading labour groups call for "Pakistan Accord" to combat unsafe working conditions in garment sector

Author: Apparel Insider, Published on: 9 October 2018

Leading unions and labour groups in Pakistan have called for the country’s own safety ‘Accord’ similar to that in Bangladesh. They claim many factories supplying to Western brands have serious safety defects similar to those uncovered in the aftermath of Rana Plaza and are urging brands to support a Pakistan Accord for Fire and Building Safety. Union and labour groups from Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and other cities met on the sixth anniversary of the Ali Enterprises fire in Pakistan which killed more than 250 workers. The meeting was jointly organised by the Pakistan Institute if Education and Research, the National Trade Union Federation of Pakistan and the Labour Education Foundation...The labour groups will now develop more detailed proposals for the nature and shape of a Pakistan Accord and these will be shared with international partners.

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