NGOs concerned over worker exploitation amid rising demand for surgical gloves

Modified 9 Apr 2020, 9:00 am

CORONAVIRUS | Amid rising demand for surgical gloves due to the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights organisations have expressed concern over possible exploitative working conditions for employees in the industry.

Financial newswire Responsible Investor said Malaysia which is responsible for 60 percent of the world’s surgical glove production, has received a letter from the European Union (EU) requesting that it takes “necessary measures to ensure adequate production and supply” of the equipment.

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