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Migration in a Digital Age - Migrant Workers in the Malaysian Electronics Industry: Case Studies on Jabil Circuit and Flextronics

— theme: Labour migration policy, Rights and protection of migrants
— country: Malaysia
— type: Reports

2010 - Bormann S., Krishnan P, & Neuner M. Malaysia is one of the ten largest exporters of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products in the world (UNCTAD 2009, 64). The industry is fuelled by low wages, overtime work, and the rejection of trade union rights. Since industry players face difficulties hiring workers from Malaysia under these conditions, companies are increasingly turning to migrant workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, and Myanmar. The two case studies presented in this publication illustrate the working and living conditions of migrant employees. The studies reveal systematic violations of national and international laws, including the freedom of association for employees, one of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) core labour standards.

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2010
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