Victims of 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire receive additional compensation
Victims of the September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire and their families start receiving payments from an additional compensation fund following negotiations enabled by the ILO.
More than five years after the deadly Ali Enterprises factory fire in Baldia, Karachi, victims and their families start receiving regular payments from a US$ 5.15 million additional compensation package financed by German retailer KiK Textilien, the main buyer at the Pakistani company.
Promoting a level playing field
The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Baidarie and with the technical assistance of ILO under the Japan Government funded Project on “More and Better Jobs in the Sports Goods Sector through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the sports goods industry in Sialkot” held a sensitization event with stakeholders on the importance of sports activities to achieve decent work.
National Tripartite Consultation
The ILO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development organized a two-day National Tripartite Consultation on OSH in the mining sector. The Consultation took stock of the OSH situation in the mining sector, raised awareness on the sub optimal working conditions, mapped possible solutions for improvement and identified roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in promoting a preventive safety and health culture.
Stakeholder dialogue on Socially Responsible Enterprises and Employers Federation of Pakistan’s national business agenda
The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) convened a stakeholders dialogue to raise awareness among stakeholders on key elements of the ILO’s Declaration on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy. The ILO’s MNE Declaration Project, funded by the Government of Japan, supported this initiative of the EFP. Relevant stakeholders from the world of work, discoursed at length, focusing on the opportunities & challenges concerning occupational, safety & health and women engagement in the workforce.