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The fault in our factories

Author: Osama Shahid, Nation (Pakistan), Published on: 11 January 2019

...With the support of the ECCHR, a Berlin-based human rights organisation, four affectees,...filed a lawsuit against German textile discounter Kik, in...Germany [maintaining] that...[it was] partially responsible for inadequate fire safety measures at the textile factory...

On 10th of January 2019, the court dismissed the lawsuit stating that the claim was time-barred...

Six years after the deadliest factory fire in Pakistan´s history, the working conditions have not improved; occupational hazards and criminal lack of safety measures persist just as shamelessly as they did in 2012.

Not only has the state failed to implement laws and regulations which should prevent such incidents in the future, but it has also failed to set up a remedial system to legally and monetarily facilitate the victims of such incidents...

Legal awareness is necessary for workers in all sectors of the industry so they can affirmatively claim their rights. Launching a rights-based awareness campaign, rights-based education at local, provincial, and national level, therefore, seems as the first step towards ensuring better working conditions in Pakistan...

[Additionally, Pakistan] must devise comprehensive legislation directed towards the welfare and safety of the workers...[and] ensure that factories comply with the law[s]...

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