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Glove firm's 'Covid-19 Heroes' scheme 'underpays' workers who toil 7 days a week

Aidila Razak

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Modified 1 May 2020, 2:39 am

CORONAVIRUS | Glove manufacturer Top Glove is “unethically” skirting labour laws by launching a scheme to get workers to work seven days a week on a “voluntary basis”, for a sum much lower than the standard wage, labour activists believe.

The “Heroes for Covid-19” scheme earlier last month to encourage workers to spend up to four hours on their off days packing rubber gloves.

This is to meet the surging demand from medical workers and other frontliners worldwide in the face of the pandemic...

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