NGO's softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories

Transparentem didn’t rush to expose abuses at five factories
and shame their western customers – instead it asked the
companies to work with the factories to fix the problems

The 18-month investigation unearthed serious abuses at five
apparel factories in Malaysia – hundreds of migrant workers had
paid illegal recruitment fees that sometimes exceeded a year’s
pay, while four of the factories retained the workers’ passports,
turning them into forced laborers unable to quit.

Some migrant workers – many from Bangladesh, Nepal and
Indonesia – said recruiters had promised wages twice what the
Malaysian factories paid them. Some complained their companies had
them sleep 28 to a single bedbug-infested room while sharing one
toilet.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
NGO's softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories