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10 Dec 2018

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Malaysia: Rights groups call for investigation into alleged abuses at glove manufacturers

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"Probe work practices at Top Glove, urges labour rights group", 8 December 2018

Malaysian labour rights groups have called for an investigation into the world’s largest glovemaker, Top Glove, after cases were uncovered of migrant workers toiling for long hours and working illegal overtime to pay off huge debts...

The company, which produces one out of every four pairs of rubber gloves used in the world, said it would investigate and cut ties with unethical recruitment agents. It said this year, it had introduced changes to ensure workers get adequate rest.

Yet a coalition of rights groups is demanding swift action from the government into the findings and have urged Top Glove to commit to further investigate their working conditions.

“The abuses within Top Glove are just a sad part of a much wider story,” said the Right to Redress Coalition, an alliance of 11 Malaysian migrant rights and anti-trafficking groups...

 

 

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