NHS urged to avoid PPE gloves made in ‘slave-like’ conditions

The government must not ignore the “slave-like” conditions of migrant workers making rubber medical gloves in Malaysia in its rush to source protective equipment to keep frontline NHS staff safe from …

COVID-19 recognised as an occupational disease under Malaysian law

Malaysia’s Social Security Organization (SOCSO) has clarified that COVID-19 is considered an occupational disease under Malaysian law. Posting a statement on Facebook in response to articles by Malay Mail and Malaysiakini, SOCSO said that COVID-19 …

U.S. Lifts Ban on Malaysian Medical Glove Maker Amid Shortage

KUALA LUMPUR — The United States has lifted a ban on a Malaysian medical glove maker it had accused of using forced labor, a government statement showed, amid a surge …

Tenaganita calls for recognition of domestic workers under labour law

In conjunction with the International Migrants Day, Tenaganita has reiterated its call for recognition of domestic workers under Malaysian labour law and for them to be paid the minimum wage. …

Freedoms on the Move: The Civic Space for Migrant Workers and Refugees

This report explores the main challenges faced by migrant workers and refugees in exercising their rights to the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression; the factors that make …

Bosses stopping migrant workers joining unions, says MTUC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) revealed today that less than 3% of migrant workers in Malaysia are part of a union in their workplace. MTUC secretary-general J …

Malaysia: Ministry tables eight amendments to Industrial Relations Act

The Human Resources Ministry today tabled eight amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat. “The amendments are part of the holistic review and …

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Issues Detention Orders against Companies Suspected of Using Forced Labor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) covering five different products, imported from five different countries yesterday, September 30. This action was based on information obtained …

Landmark High Court decision against Malaysia Airlines empowers union leaders

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has ruled that it is unlawful for Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS) to dismiss a trade union leader for issuing a press statement to …

Mars, Nestle, other food companies face complaints of forced labor at palm oil supplier

Palm oil is common in U.S. diets, yet it lives in obscurity. Big food manufacturers add it to a wide array of packaged foods — it is in Skittles, Oreos …

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