Fast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis
Protesters demand wages at factory supplying global fashion brands, as coronavirus leads to layoffs in textile industry
Police in Karachi last week allegedly shot at hundreds of unarmed garment workers protesting outside a factory supplying denim for global fashion brands.
Garment workers such as Abdul Basit, 35, claimed to have been charged by police with batons outside a factory which is reported to have fired more than 15,000 workers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nasir Mansoor from the National Trade Union Federation. He said some workers had been terminated without written notice.