One of those companies, Kossan Rubber Industries BHD, which produces 32 billion gloves annually, said in its 2019 annual report it focuses "on ensuring fair, safe and healthy working conditions for all our workers" and that it does "not condone unethical recruitment practices in meeting our manpower needs.". We need to stay the course - following public health protocols & being kind to each other - to keep the virus from spreading like we’ve seen in other provinces during the second wave. Here's how to make new ones Stephen Johnson tried to weigh out whether he should move to California and in the process discovered a whole world of long-term planning tools. Marketplace spoke to several workers from four other Malaysian glove makers who complained about stress they endured having taken on debt to pay their recruiting fees. The latest update comes on the day strict restrictions for much of the province eased, following recent drops in case numbers. Marketplace also found glove brands such as Pri-med at Alam's practice. A CBC News tally of deaths stood at 18,974. WATCH | Health Canada approves Canadian-made rapid COVID-19 testing system: Manitoba announced 216 new cases and three more deaths. Takes first place at Monte Carlo TV festival. "I don't have any choice, I have to work [to pay off my debt]," said another worker from Bangladesh, who makes around $3 an hour and is paying back loans two years after starting his job. Join Nil Köksal weekdays and Marcia Young on the weekends on CBC Radio One. Like with Top Glove, there are cut-offs for eligibility. Thousands had to be quarantined — including the undercover employee who sent Marketplace camera footage. Soon after he arrived at the Top Glove factory, he discovered the job was not what he had been promised by the recruitment agency in Bangladesh. They're often treated as second-class citizens and systemically abused.". ‎World Report is the first word on the day's top international and Canadian stories and reveals original work by CBC journalists. As part of the deal, Canada, as of July 1, 2020, would amend the Customs Tariff Act, prohibiting the importation of goods made with forced labour. #CBC News Network's coverage of #OttawaShooting wins top international news award. "Canada is tainted and Canada is complicit in this abuse that's going on," said Hall. CBC News: The World at Six CBC News 3.7 • 754 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. Saskatchewan recorded 274 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths. Among the purchasers of these goods were food services companies, industrial services and health-care distributors. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. "We can say without doubt that the [glove] industry remains a hotbed of systemic forced labour and modern slavery," said Andy Hall, an international migrant worker rights specialist based in Southeast Asia. Yet employees complained they felt dehumanized by the company. Workers from Ansell, Brightway Holdings, Kossan Rubber Industries and Smart Glove said they would work close to 270 hours a month — about 75 hours of overtime, in addition to their regular work hours. "It's not fair to sacrifice someone else, even if they're nameless, faceless, far away, just to keep ourselves safe. The subsidiary of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (State owned), CBC News is a prime source of gathering and sharing news from Canada and the World that matters to the Canadian and international audiences. In 2020, Malaysian glove makers produced close to 220 billion gloves, about 70 per cent of the world's supply, according to the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association. I feel very afraid and I can't find work," said Rahmat. The production line, filled mostly with migrant workers, is cramped. "It's really unfortunate we've put this law in place for the express purpose of preventing forced labour, but it's useless unless it's properly enforced.". CBC News - The latest: Could new virus variants derail COVID-19 vaccination efforts? "It's like a prison," said one Brightway employee when asked about not being allowed to leave the property. In spite of these health risks, some employees say they can't leave their jobs. Nunavut announced a second active case in the hard-hit community of Arviat. by CBC News Alerts via twitter retweeted by nilkoksalcbc 3/10/2016 5:51:01 PM Founder Russia Today Mikhail Lesin #RT died of blunt force to head not heart attack:medical examiner Washington tiny.cc/9r1y9x #CBC Audience Relations, CBC P.O. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. With the touch of your finger, get all the news that matters to you from CBC - when and where you want it. Open in app; Sign up. "I was told in Bangladesh that the work had air conditioning … a very good job … there were no hardships here," Rahmat said. Canada's chief public health officer called for "stringent and consistent efforts" to continue the country's recent downward trend in new COVID-19 cases. In Europe, the Norwegian capital of Oslo, and nine other municipalities, have been placed under strict restrictions to contain the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus first detected in the U.K. Scientists hope not.• Canadian snowbirds getting the COVID-19 vaccine in … Landscape version of the Flipboard logo. Brightway Holdings also agreed to reimburse a portion of their employee recruitment fees and said in a statement that it is "aware of the issue with supervisors abusing their power and … [has] taken steps to combat this." Get the latest European news from BBC News in Europe: headlines, features and analysis from BBC correspondents across the European Union, EU, and the rest of Europe. CBC News: World Report podcast on demand - World Report is the first word on the day's top international and Canadian stories and reveals original work by CBC journalists. Get the latest BBC World News: international news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada. "Modern slavery, today's slavery, is more subtle than that but still quite insidious," said James Yap, president of the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights based in Toronto. Brightway Holdings, according to its website, produces 340 million gloves a year and has "a culture of hardworking, loyal and enthusiastic staff [that] has collectively allowed us to grow sustainably.". Listen on Apple Podcasts. In Africa, Morocco received two million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine, becoming the first African country to get a large enough shipment to roll out a nationwide immunization program. The company said it is "seriously embarking on corrective measures to improve" worker accommodations. Atlantic Canada; Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday | CBC News. "It makes me question that sort of blind trust that I had in the system," Alam said. In January, Marketplace asked the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) whether it had enforced the forced labour prohibition and detained any shipments. CBC News: The World at Six podcast on demand - The World at Six is your destination for coverage, context and analysis of the day's top stories. ‎The World at Six is your destination for coverage, context and analysis of the day's top stories. CBC News. Many felt they had no choice but to work long hours to pay off those debts — putting them in a situation of debt bondage, which experts say is a main indicator of forced labour. The investigation into the global PPE trade revealed that some of the life-saving equipment Canadian health-care workers are using appears to be made in sweatshop-like conditions — raising doubts about Canada's commitment to international human rights and its ability to prevent unethically sourced goods from entering the country. Listen Now Sports Music News & Talk Podcasts More. In December, Malaysian manufacturer Kossan Rubber Industries also had a COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 900 workers infected and many having to quarantine. Featuring the latest and best videos from CBC World. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. 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Gloves of all types — nitrile, vinyl, latex — are used by health-care workers in many situations,  including swabbing, intubating and examinations. In British Columbia, 20 people in custody at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam have tested positive for COVID-19. Product Support Devices. Menu. They just want product. ... What's happening around the world. Officials did not release the name or exact age of the victim but said the worker is the youngest person in the region to have died from the coronavirus so far. This legislation includes a prohibition on the importation of goods that are mined, manufactured or produced wholly or in part by forced labour. CBC's flagship nightly news program, featuring the day's top stories with in depth and original journalism. It's a showcase for the best in CBC journalism prepared by reporters in Canada and around the world. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. Nova Scotia saw no new cases. The company said the 2018 conditions, described by one worker, "are not seen or portrayed as being reflective of the current situation," adding it has been actively working towards minimizing overtime, and that work hours do not exceed the limit of 104 hours of overtime allowed by Malaysian laws. Posted: Jan 15, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: January 16. Standing by for news conf with GOP #cbc by Meagan Fitzpatrick via twitter 10/15/2013 2:57:55 PM House Democrats speaking to reporters now,blasting Boehner+GOP for their proposed plan revealed this a.m. #cbc Join Nil Köksal weekdays and Marcia Young on the weekends on CBC … It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Features: News Alerts - Subscribe to push notifications for news stories that interest you and are relevant to your life. One of those facilities is Humber River Hospital in Toronto. Marketplace reached out to several federal ministers to find out what the government planned to do in light of these findings. From breaking news alerts to in-depth coverage, the CBC News App is a fast and easy way to catch up on what’s happening in your local area, in Canada, and the world. After he complained about the working conditions to a superior, he said he felt like he became a target of his supervisor. But a current Kossan employee, who paid about $6,300 to a recruiter in Bangladesh, said he worked continuously without a day off for a year in 2018. #CBC News Network's coverage of #OttawaShooting wins top international news award. 1/16/2021. Through internal company documents, shipping records, and sources, Marketplace found companies imported at least 125 shipments — or about 255,000,000 gloves — into Canada from these five Malaysian manufacturers in 2019 and 2020. CBC | World News . Duration: 00:04:45. As global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surges during the pandemic, so has the human cost for those making it overseas, an investigation by CBC’s Marketplace has found. CBC News: The World This Hour for 2021/01/16 at 08:00 EDT. Companies are contractually obligated to ensure their goods are ethically sourced, according to government procurement documents. CBC News - The latest: Quebec elementary students return to class, but safety concerns remain.• Ontario's new COVID-19 modelling to show ICUs full by early … Landscape version of the Flipboard logo. flipped into Covid-19. But internal company documents and shipping records show as of December 2020, months after Canada's forced labour prohibition had been put into place, 30 shipments from Top Glove had come into Canada — even though U.S Customs and Border Protection had issued sanctions against the company after finding "reasonable evidence of forced labour in the manufacturing process. 1/16/2021. CBC News: The World This Hour for 2021/01/16 at 08:00 EDT. CBC News - The latest: Could new virus variants derail COVID-19 vaccination efforts? Shipping records for Primed, Bio Nuclear, Surgo Surgical Supply and Medical Mart Supplies, a subsidiary of Medline Canada, show these four companies have ordered gloves from some of the Malaysian manufacturers in the last two years. The World at Six is your destination for coverage, context and analysis of the day's top stories. READ: @NahlahAyed on world's slow response to Boko Haram's abduction of hundreds of #Nigerian schoolgirls goo.gl/QvbVtR #cbc by Ellen Mauro via twitter 5/6/2014 10:00:30 AM Yep. Marketplace found Ansell Microflex gloves, some of which, according to internal company documents, were produced at Top Glove as late as October 2020. It's a showcase for the best in CBC journalism prepared by reporters in Canada and around the world. The new case comes a day after the territory confirmed its first new infection since Dec. 28. Featuring the latest and best videos from CBC World. CBC News: The World at Six CBC News 3.9 • 71 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. Canada, through import laws, prohibits the entry of goods that are produced with forced labour, which according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) can include such indicators as debt bondage, restriction of movement, excessive overtime and poor living conditions. About Us Contact Us Careers Press. But those reimbursements will only apply to workers who had been employed after January 2019, according to former employees Marketplace spoke to who say they didn't qualify. Join Nil Köksal weekdays and Marcia Young on the weekends on CBC Radio One. The bill is in its second reading in the Senate. Another shows an employee cleaning chemicals out of pipes with barely any safety equipment on. Hari risked his job and possible deportation to document conditions at the company. "This will not only prevent more tragic outcomes, but will help to ensure that new virus variants of concern do not have the opportunity to spread," Tam said. Gowns were reportedly being made with North Korean forced labour. CBC News - The latest: U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test from U.K. travellers.• Russia introduces two-week quarantine period for U.K. arrivals.• Trump's … The International Labour Organization recommends no more than 48 hours a week or around 200 hours a month. Smart Glove employees told Marketplace the company had not made any efforts to reimburse workers despite complaints to management. ", Achieving that calls for adhering to applicable legislation, she said, "in particular, the amendment to the Customs Tariff Act and the related schedule. Kossan said in a statement that any overtime by employees is performed on a "voluntary basis." ET on Saturday, Canada had reported 742,531 cases of COVID-19, with 64,572 cases considered active. Log in; CBC News. Federal government continues to add to COVID-19 supply stores to meet future demand, The great PPE panic: How the pandemic caught Canada with its stockpiles down, In Ottawa's rush to buy PPE, companies with little or no experience got some of the biggest contracts, Federal government moves to seal off Canadian companies from human rights violations in China, Read more about how companies responded to, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Two days after Uganda’s electoral commission announced that President Yoweri Museveni had decisively won last week’s ballot, challenger Bobi Wine and his wife remained under house arrest just north of the capital, Kampala. While Medi-Select, Tenaquip and Hazmasters carry brands linked to some of these manufacturers on their websites, Marketplace did not find shipping records indicating they imported those gloves directly into Canada in the last two years. The figures come as the Ontario government expands its blitz of big box store inspections to Ottawa, Windsor, Niagara Region and Durham Region this weekend. Emily Norgang, senior researcher at the Canadian Labour Congress, said it's "very disappointing" to hear the CBSA has "chosen not to enforce" the new provisions. While some Canadian companies said they would continue to order from the Malaysian companies, others said they would suspend business ties. CBC News. "This is an issue around the world,"  said Hall. ", Despite shipping records that show an order from Kossan, Surgo Surgical Supplies said it doesn't "purchase directly from factories where product is made" and that it did "not have access to those facilities or a relationship with them.". Listen Now Sports Music News & Talk Podcasts More. CBC/Radio-Canada is the country’s largest news organization, employing several hundred journalists in Canada and around the globe. 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