U.S. Authorities Ban Malaysian Glove Maker Supermax for Labor Abuses

U.S. authorities on Wednesday banned Malaysian Glove Maker Supermax and its subsidiaries for labor abuses. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) to Supermax Corporation and its subsidiaries for multiple indicators of forced labor. …

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Malaysia Threatens to Terminate Unvaccinated Government Employees

Government officials in Malaysia warned unvaccinated civil servants that they could be subjected to disciplinary action or termination of service if they failed to complete the COVID-19 vaccination before the beginning of November. “On or after November 1, 2021, any …

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Papua New Guinea Palm Oil Abuses Linked to Nestle and Kellogg

NGO Global Witness has disclosed the extent of human rights abuses and rampant deforestation in Papua New Guinea by palm oil suppliers whose main clients are big European brands such as Kellogs and Nestle. According to an investigation by Global …

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Uber Faces Legal Action Over ‘Racist’ Facial Recognition Software

The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU), on behalf of an ex-Uber driver and a courier, has launched legal action against Uber on Tuesday over their racist facial recognition system. ADCU filed the case after the unfair dismissal of a …

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Hollywood Union Workers Vote to Authorize Nationwide Strike

Hollywood union workers overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a nationwide strike months after failed negotiations for better working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) said on Oct. 4 that 90% of eligible voters cast ballots and …

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Philippine Nurses Threaten Mass Resignation Amid COVID Case Spike

Overworked Philippine nurses staged protests and threatened mass resignations if government benefits are not paid by September 1. The Indian Express reported that the Philippine government had set aside special risk allowances for health care workers, which encompassed their hazard …

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