According to The Guardian, human rights groups warn that the UK 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 coronavirus. “Malaysia is the world’s largest producer of rubber gloves, but the industry has been accused of grossly exploiting its workforce, mostly impoverished migrants from Bangladesh and Nepal,” it reports. Phil Bloomer, the director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre said “This means strengthened supply chain checks and the government using its leverage to improve conditions for workers.”  Read the full article here.

 

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