Saham Top Glove menjunam susulan tuduhan tindas pekerja

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Isnin, 10 Disember 2018 | 11:12am



KUALA LUMPUR: Saham Top Glove Corp Bhd menjunam pada dagangan awal hari ini susulan berita tuduhannya menggunakan menindas pekerja.

Saham pengeluar sarung tangan getah terbesar dunia itu susut 5.93 peratus, atau 33 sen kepada RM5.57 dengan 1.2 juta saham bertukar tangan.

Menurut laporan, Britain memulakan siasatan ke atas sarung tangan getah perubatan yang digunakan oleh perkhidmatan kesihatannya, selepas Thomson Reuters Foundation mendedahkan stok dari Malaysia terjejas dengan layanan buruk pekerja asing di Top Glove.

Laporan itu berkata, Top Glove enggan memberi maklum balas terus apabila diminta mengeluarkan kenyataan, yang mana ia memperakui bahawa kerja lebih masa keterlaluan pada setiap hari adalah satu masalah.

Top Glove menafikan persekitaran di kilang-kilangnya melanggar hak pekerja.

“Kami memberi jaminan bahawa tuduhan itu seluruhnya tidak berasas dan tuduhan sedemikian menjejaskan nama baik kami,” katanya sambil menegaskan bahawa ia mematuhi ‘keperluan undang-undang buruh tempatan’ dan memenangi pelbagai anugerah sumber manusia.

“Top Glove melaksanakan dasar toleransi sifar ke atas penganiayaan hak manusia di semua peringkat.

“Malah, hak pekerja dan inisiatif kesihatan kami mengatasi purata dalam industri sarung tangan getah,” katanya.

https://www.bharian.com.my/bisnes/k...glove-menjunam-susulan-tuduhan-tindas-pekerja
 
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Top Glove ni rasis, sbb pengurusan majoriti Cina. India ngan melayu pon xleh tahan dia punya tekanan. elok lah company ni pindah je ke China sana senang.
 

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Top Glove ni rasis, sbb pengurusan majoriti Cina. India ngan melayu pon xleh tahan dia punya tekanan. elok lah company ni pindah je ke China sana senang.
ada ka Cina2 yang racist kat Malaysia ni.
depa kata Cina Malaysia semua baik2 saja dgn Melayu .:D
 

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kilang chinaman ke ni?
 

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Perkembangan yg sebelum sebelum ni mengikut kronologi

A.
World’s top glovemaker vows clean-up as migrant workers toil in Malaysian factories

December 6, 2018 8:43 PM


Top Glove is a major supplier of medical and rubber gloves to 195 countries and employs over 11,000 migrant workers. (Bloomberg pic)

KLANG: Malaysian firm Top Glove, the world’s largest glovemaker, vowed on Thursday to clean up its labour supply chain and workplace practices after cases were uncovered of migrants toiling for long hours to pay off huge debts.

The firm, a major supplier of medical and rubber gloves to 195 countries including Britain and the United States, employs over 11,000 migrant workers, from countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and India.

At some of its factories outside the Malaysian capital, workers told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that they often work long hours to earn overtime pay, and in some cases exceed the limit of overtime hours stipulated under local labour laws.

Workers interviewed said they hoped to quickly repay loans of at least RM5,000 they took out to pay recruitment agents in their home countries. They said others were charged up to RM20,000.

Top Glove is not alone in hiring migrants who pay agents to secure a job. The practice is common across all Malaysian sectors which hire workers from overseas.

Top Glove said it was not aware of its labour suppliers charging exorbitant fees to migrant workers but vowed to investigate and severe ties with unethical recruitment agents.

“We will want to stop dealing with such suppliers if we know they are very unscrupulous. It’s our duty to do that, we will never condone it,” the company’s managing director Lee Kim Meow told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“We need workers, no doubt, but we will not stoop so low to support people who exploit workers,” he said in an interview at the company’s office in Klang, an industrial area outside the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Overtime work

High recruitment fees are a common plight faced by the nearly two million registered migrant workers in Malaysia, which relies heavily on foreign labour in industries from plantations and construction to manufacturing.

The United Nations’ International Labour Organisation has said these debts could trap workers in bondage, and businesses have come under pressure in recent years to clean up their labour supply chains.

Migrant workers at Top Glove said they were paid at least RM1,000 a month, Malaysia’s minimum wage, and given access to their passports under a locker system that had been advocated by local rights groups.

But they work a lot of overtime to earn enough to pay off their debts. Workers at the factory clock 90 to 120 hours of overtime work a month, according to documents seen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Under Malaysian laws, workers should be given a rest day each week and work not more than 104 hours of overtime a month.

“If I don’t work these extra hours, how could I possibly earn enough?” said a Nepali, who declined to use his name out of fear for his job.

He borrowed a US$1,100 loan from a moneylender with a 3% interest rate every month to pay his agent in Nepal.

Top Glove said it has rolled out a “shift pattern change” since March across its 40 factories to ensure workers get adequate rest.

“Definitely this is an area where we will have to pay attention,” Top Glove’s deputy human resources head Loke Kean Mun said, adding that the measures are in place to “overcome all this excessive overtime”.

“This is where we definitely have to enforce and tighten up (across all factories),” he added at the interview.

World’s glove capital

Malaysia has become the world’s glove capital, and produces three out of every five pairs used in the world, according to the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association.

Top Glove, which produces 60.5 billion gloves each year, is the world’s leading glove manufacturer followed by other Malaysia-based firms like Hartalega, Kossan and Supermax.

Malaysia’s new government, which came to power in May on promises to reform – ousting a long-ruling, corruption-mired coalition – has vowed to improve conditions for migrant workers.

Without referring to any specific firms, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran told the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week that major companies in the country must take the lead to ensure there are no labour abuses.

“The big companies must take it upon themselves to be more strict in enforcing these rules,” said Kulasegaran, a veteran lawyer who grew up on a rubber estate and has championed worker’s rights prior to his appointment.

“We will prosecute if there are any wrongdoings.”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/c...-migrant-workers-toil-in-malaysian-factories/
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Probe work practices at Top Glove, urges labour rights group

December 8, 2018 7:25 PM


Top Glove, a key supplier of medical and rubber gloves to 195 countries, has more than 11,000 migrant workers in Malaysia. (Bloomberg pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: 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 Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed on Thursday that migrant workers at the Malaysian firm often work long hours to earn overtime pay, and in some cases exceed the limit of overtime hours allowed under national laws.

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.

“We believe these allegations require an urgent response that involves government, civil society and, most of all, the active participation of workers,” the statement read.

“Excessive hours often lead to worker fatigue and poor safety practices, magnifying the risks of accidents or fatalities,” said the coalition, which includes organisations such as Tenaganita and North South Initiative.

Top Glove, a key supplier of medical and rubber gloves which exports to 195 countries, including Britain and the United States, has more than 11,000 migrant workers in Malaysia, hailing from countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Workers interviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation said they hoped to quickly repay loans of at least RM5,000 they took out to pay recruitment agents back home. They said others had been charged up to RM20,000.

The United Nations’ International Labour Organization says that high recruitment fees can trap workers in debt bondage, and make it difficult for them to leave even when they are abused.

Overtime work

Workers at one Top Glove factory clock 90 to 120 hours of overtime work a month — with very few or no rest days — according to documents seen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Under Malaysian laws, workers should be given a rest day each week and work no more than 104 hours of overtime a month.

Campaigners also urged Malaysia to review its minimum wage policy and introduce a living wage system to ensure workers do not have to work excessive hours to meet basic economic needs.

Top Glove workers have said they were paid a basic salary of at least RM1,000 — Malaysia’s current minimum wage.

“Such an unjust situation must be eradicated,” K Veeriah, an official at the Malaysian Trades Union Congress, an umbrella group which represents workers, said in a separate statement.

He said the cases uncovered at Top Glove were only the “tip of the iceberg” and that labour exploitation was common across sectors in Malaysia, which relies heavily on foreign labour.

Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran told the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week that major companies in the country must take the lead to ensure there are no labour abuses.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/c...tices-at-top-glove-urges-labour-rights-group/

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UK launches probe after labour rights expose at Malaysia’s Top Glove

December 9, 2018 9:05 PM


Top Glove employs at least 11,000 migrant workers. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Britain is launching an investigation into medical gloves used by its health service after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose found stocks from Malaysia could be tainted by the mistreatment of migrant workers at the world’s biggest glovemaker.

The health ministry said it would investigate standards at Top Glove Corp Bhd – which makes rubber gloves sold to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) – after the expose found some migrants working illegal overtime to pay off debts.

Top Glove last week vowed to do more to tackle excessive overtime after the Thomson Reuters Foundation found some workers clocked more than the amount permitted by law, and said it would cut ties with agents charging migrant workers huge fees to get them jobs.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has discovered that at least one Top Glove product is supplied to the NHS via a British firm, raising doubts about Britain’s capacity to ensure its medical supply chain is free of labour abuses and unethical practices.

Labour experts, doctors and diplomats have voiced concerns to both the British and Malaysian governments about Malaysia’s rubber glove industry, which is also facing scrutiny globally, from US activists to public procurement officials in Sweden.

“In line with the government’s policy and leadership on modern slavery, we take any allegations of this kind incredibly seriously,” said a spokeswoman for Britain’s health department.

“We are working with NHS Supply Chain (an organisation formed by the government to supply goods to the NHS) to ensure that these issues are investigated as a matter of urgency.”

Top Glove, which accounts for more than a quarter of all rubber gloves produced worldwide and exports to 195 countries, employs at least 11,000 migrant workers, from countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and India.

Top Glove was not immediately available to comment on the investigation launched by Britain’s health ministry.

But Top Glove’s managing director Lee Kim Meow told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday that they would want to stop dealing with any suppliers found to be unscrupulous.

“It’s our duty to do that, we will never condone it,” he said, defending the conditions in the company’s 40 factories – 35 of which are in Malaysia.

Campaigners said this case showed Britain was struggling to monitor and manage its medical supply chain, despite the country’s claim to be a world leader in tackling modern slavery.

Britain’s landmark 2015 Modern Slavery Act requires large companies to outline the actions they have taken to combat modern slavery in their operations, but the first-of-its kind law does not apply to public procurement – or NHS Supply Chain.

“It is glaringly obvious that Britain has taken modern slavery seriously in legislative terms but that is not translating into public procurement,” said Cindy Berman, head of modern slavery strategy at the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).

“Britain is well behind at the European level when it comes to health procurement,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

U-turn

A production list from one Top Glove factory in Malaysia showed “Handsafe” gloves were shipped to UK company and NHS-approved supplier HPC Healthline – now Polyco Healthline after a 2016 merger between Polyco Group and HPC Group.

The list could not be verified by the Thomson Reuters Foundation but Polyco confirmed one of their “Handsafe” products which is sold to hospitals via the NHS Supply Chain’s online catalogue comes from a Top Glove factory.

“Polyco Healthline does source from factories in Malaysia and owing to past policies and practices it is recognised as a country with risks associated with migrant labour and labour rights issues,” said Nigel Watson of Polyco’s supply chain team.

“We have a detailed process for supplier selection and work closely with those that are approved, supporting them to continually improve their practices and instil a transparent approach to work-life balance and social responsibility.”

There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Polyco but medical experts have questioned NHS Supply Chain’s oversight and the effectiveness of a labour standards system it introduced in 2012 requiring suppliers to assess conditions in their supply chains.

“NHS Supply Chain has tried to… ensure its goods are sourced in an ethical and transparent way,” said Mahmood Bhutta, an NHS surgeon and founder of the Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group at the British Medical Association (BMA) – a trade union.

“But it is clear that the system isn’t working – there is a lack of transparency and ownership on the issue,” said the BMA member, who has previously raised alarm about the manufacturing of gloves and surgical instruments destined for use in the NHS.

NHS Supply Chain said last month that it did not “knowingly procure” from a supplier using Top Glove as its manufacturer and pledged to investigate after being presented with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s reporting on Top Glove and Polyco.

“We have a range of contractual arrangements and initiatives in place to try and prevent (labour abuses) arising,” a spokeswoman for NHS Supply Chain said in light of the findings.

Government concerns

Malaysian labour activists over the weekend demanded action from their government into the findings and urged Top Glove to commit to further investigate their working conditions.

A spokesman for the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said it had been made aware of concerns about Top Glove’s treatment of migrant workers and was “raising our concerns to the Malaysian ministry of human resources”.

Pauline Gothberg, national coordinator of the Swedish County Council Network on Sustainable Public Procurement, said her office planned to audit several government suppliers of rubber gloves which had confirmed they sourced from Malaysia.

Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran told the Thomson Reuters Foundation last week that major companies in the country must take the lead to ensure there are no labour abuses.

Several Top Glove workers said they worked a lot of overtime to pay off debts to recruitment agents in their home countries.

Some clocked 90 to 120 hours of overtime a month, according to documents seen by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, above the 104 hour overtime limit stipulated by Malaysia’s labour laws.

One worker said he had borrowed US$1,100 (RM4,580) from a moneylender with a 3% monthly interest rate to pay back an agent in Nepal who got him a job at Top Glove in Malaysia.

“If I don’t work these extra hours, how could I possibly earn enough?” he said, requesting anonymity to protect his job.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/c...-labour-rights-expose-at-malaysias-top-glove/
 

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kat meru klang ni banyak kilang top glove..
penyumbang warga asing ramai dari kilang diorang la ni..
 

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Top Glove ni rasis, sbb pengurusan majoriti Cina. India ngan melayu pon xleh tahan dia punya tekanan. elok lah company ni pindah je ke China sana senang.
Ini la masalah orang malaysia amnya.

Takut utk mengambil tindakan yg "sepatutnya" walaupun telah ditindas di tempat kerja.

Tahniah kpd mereka yg berani bersuara & kedepan.

Inilah peluang utk membetulkan keadaan. Memang sudah lama dengar diskriminasi & perkauman halus dibuat di syarikat2 sebegini.

Mereka yg menjadi mangsa sepatut sudah bersatu utk membuat petisyen hatta protes aman/piket utk membantah & mendesak pihak berkuasa / kerajaan utk mengambil tindakan serius terhadap syarikat sebegini jikalua terbukti bersalah.

Langkah pertama yg perlu dibuat oleh mangsa adalah dengan mengumpul bukti. Pendedahan tentang kemungkinan salah laku Top Glove ni dah sampai dekat UK.


1. NHS rubber gloves made in Malaysian factories accused of forced labour (dah keluar kt UK beb pasal top glove punya hal ni!)

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Workers at Top Glove and WRP in Malaysia claim they are subjected to forced overtime, debt bondage and withheld wages

rujuk https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/09/nhs-rubber-gloves-made-in-malaysian-factories-accused-of-forced-labour


2. UK investigates after labour rights expose at Top Glove

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/consumer/uk-investigates-after-labour-rights-expose-at-top-glove


Aku sokong tindakan bersama utk menyiasat & menghukum rakyat malaysia yg melakukan diskriminasi contohnya di tempat kerja ni.
 
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Kalau media barat sorrylah banyak berat sebelah.
Tuding semua org especially Asia tp diri sendiri xpandang pun.
Baratkan supremacy.
Apapun siasat dulu.
 

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ni berita baik buat company supermax
 

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Pernah masuk production glove ni masa lawatan..tak tahan xleh keja woooo..panas,bising,chemical..
 
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