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In the wake of a devastating inferno that claimed the lives of nearly 300 garment workers at a Pakistani apparel factory a week ago, the International Labour Organization has appealed for national action to avoid similar tragedies in the future. The United Nations agency pledged Monday to not only provide assistance to the families of the victims but also implement a plan to protect workers’ health and safety. The ILO’s call to action came just as it emerged that an industry-financed factory-monitoring group gave the apparel plant a clean bill of health just last month. On September 12, a fire swept through the Karachi facility, trapping hundreds behind locked exits and resulting in the deadliest industrial disaster in Pakistan’s 65-year history.

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One Response to “ILO Announces Plan to Boost Workplace Safety in Pakistani Factories, But is it Enough?”

  1. Electrical Safety Guy says:

    This is shocking and I agree heartily with the call to help develop employee rights across these countries. Let’s not forget many of these countries don’t have adequate PPE for employees with incredibly high-risk jobs either.

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