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3 Jan 2022

Liz Lee, Reuters

Malaysia: Supermax implements new policies for migrant workers after US import ban

[…] Malaysian glove manufacturer Supermax Corp (SUPM.KL) has introduced a new foreign worker management policy and enhanced its current human resources policies in light of allegations of forced labour, it said on Monday.

The new and strengthened policies follow a ban by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in October on imports from the company over alleged labour abuses. It is among five Malaysian glove makers to have faced the ban in the last two years. read more […]

Supermax has also begun reimbursing recruitment fees to former workers since September and expects to complete this process by March.

The company said improvements to working and living conditions are in progress with refurbishment and renovation expected to be completed by mid-February.

It has also adopted an equal pay and benefit structure for foreign workers, to match that of local workers. This will further eliminate any discriminatory practice, it said.

Supermax said it has proactively raised its minimum wage to 1,400 ringgit ($335.73) per month, higher than the current national minimum wage of 1,200 ringgit. […]

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Malaysia: Medical & rubber glove manufacturers accused of subjecting migrant workers to forced labour & withholding wages

US blocks import of goods suspected to have been produced with forced labour