Baldia factory fire: Workers march in protest

Published: November 17, 2012

KARACHI: The members of the Workers Rights Movement (WRM) marched from Regal Chowk to the Karachi Press Club on Friday to condemn the indifference of the government and private sector towards labour rights.

The organisation was formed by labour unions after a fire at Ali Enterprises in Baldia Town that claimed 259 lives on September 11. Nasir Mansoor, a leader of the National Trade Union Federation, complained that industrialists continue to hold their employees in low esteem.

The government does not inspect the factories, which can partly explain the harsh working environment faced by labourers, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2012.

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