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The dark side of PPE: Allegations of exploitation, debt bondage

The dark side of PPE: Allegations of exploitation, debt bondage

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Length: 0:28:02
Uploaded: 18 Jan, 2021

Recording Date: 17 Jan, 2021
Recording Location: Toronto
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Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
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Program Title: The dark side of PPE: Allegations of exploitation, debt bondage
Description: For sometimes as little as two dollars an hour, some migrant workers in Malaysia say they spend their days producing disposable gloves in sweatshop-like conditions in a factory — and spend their nights in dirty, overcrowded shared quarters.

As global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surges, it would appear that so has the human cost for those making it overseas, an investigation by CBC's Marketplace has found. The investigation revealed allegations of exploitation, debt bondage and passport retention from across the disposable glove industry in Malaysia.

Marketplace host Asha Tomlinson and producer Eric Szeto join Front Burner to explain why we should be asking where Canada’s PPE comes from.

Host(s): Jaime Poisson
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Type: News Reports

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