Film screening: Discount Workers
Tuesday, 23 May 2023 | 19:30 CET
Film screening

In September 2012 a fire broke out in a textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Due to the complete lack of fire safety measures, around 260 workers perished in the flames. 

The workers were producing jeans for the German retailer KiK! (Customer is King!) and just two weeks before the fire, the factory had been certified as safe by the Italian auditing company, RINA Services.  

Saeeda is a widow who lost her only son in the disaster. She leads the families and victims to bring the first ever transnational human rights case by overseas victims against a German company before German courts. 

This is the story of a struggle for justice, which reveals how change is coming from those at the end of the value chain. 

Discussion panel

The following discussion will feature MEP Lara Wolters, parliamentary rapporteur for the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive as well a representative from the government of Belgium.

The panel will be moderated by the director of the film and ECCJ Policy Officer, Chris Patz. 


19:00 – 19:30 NGO drinks and finger food
*For registered colleagues and friends of organizing NGOs + speakers

19:30 – 20:40 Screening Discount Workers (70 mins)

20:40 – 21:20 Panel


Location: Cinema Galeries, Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussel
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 19.30 – 22.00
Tickets: Free, please register

The event is organised by ECCJ, Clean Clothes Campaign & ECCHR and sponsored by the Justice is Everybody Business Campaign.
*In Belgium, the Clean Clothes Campaign is represented by achACT and Schone Kleren Campagne.