Treat workers well or face US export ban, furniture makers warned

Khoo Gek San

Furniture factories face the prospect of capital outlay to provide accommodation for migrant workers, wary of the fate of glove makers, which have fallen foul of US regulations. – YouTube pic, July 20, 2021.

THE furniture industry must avoid repeating the mistakes of glove manufacturers and provide decent accommodation and welfare for their workers, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Wee Jeck Seng said.

According to Wee, the furniture industry would suffer if their main export markets – the United States and Europe – banned their products over evidence of forced labour, as had happened to Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers.

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