Friday, January 21, 2022

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Labour abuse claims a risk to export growth model?

If Malaysia does not change, businesses could move to other countries, an analyst warns.

Fifth Malaysian glove maker banned in US over forced labour claims

Brightway Group says audit reports from 2019 and 2020 show no practice of 'forced labour or modern slavery'.

Dyson supplier ATA charged with labour law violations

The labour department says the complaints were mainly on allegations of appalling working and living conditions and foreign workers being forced to work excessive overtime hours.

Dyson dumps Malaysian supplier ATA over labour concerns

ATA, which is already being investigated by the US over forced labour allegations, had previously denied such allegations.

US investigators question Goodyear Malaysia workers over labour practices

This follows initial allegations filed in three complaints by 185 migrant workers in 2019 and 2020 alleging unpaid wages, wrongful deductions and threats, among others.

‘Like prison’: Singapore migrant workers suffer under Covid curbs

Low-paid migrants remain subject to onerous restrictions that mostly allow them to travel only between their work and accommodation.

Singapore plans to improve worker dormitories after virus outbreak

The new standards include capping occupancy, en-suite toilets, better ventilation and the segmentation of communal facilities, with more spacious rooms and in-room WiFi coverage.

Migrants taste freedom as Singapore loosens labour curbs under pilot programme

Singapore is running a pilot programme to allow up to 500 fully vaccinated migrant workers to visit certain public locations for six hours each week.

Singapore to ease virus curbs for migrant workers

Under a pilot programme to launch Monday, up to 500 vaccinated workers will be allowed to visit selected locations for six hours each week.

Between desperate migrants and lackadaisical Malaysians

Covid-19 cases exist among the migrant workers but they also exist among Malaysians, and the reasons can sometimes overlap.

Two months and counting for migrant workers unable to work

They have cut down their meals to one a day, waiting for the time when they can go back to work.

Weeding out xenophobia at home ministry the solution to forced labour problem, govt told

Lawyers for Liberty says the home ministry must stop its harsh treatment of migrants and commit to conducting significant changes to current migration laws.

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