The Covid-19 pandemic has meant unprecedented demand for rubber gloves. Consequently manufacturers are recording enormous increases in profit. However for the worker, little has changed. In Malaysia, where approximately 60% of the worlds rubber gloves are manufactured, workers continue to experience exploitation and debt bondage.
Despite pressure on the industry to improve dangerous working condition such as high temperatures, excessive noise and exposure to harmful chemicals, exploitation still remains rife.
What awareness raising, advocacy or action might this be calling us to at this time?