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#Nestlé criticised over migrant #palmoil workers in #Malaysia⠀ ⠀ There most of the difficult and dangerous work on plantations is carried out by Indonesian migrant workers, of whom around 840,000 are undocumented, a new study by Solidar Switzerlandexternal link published on Tuesday revealed.⠀ ⠀ It reported that around 50,000-200,000 children live with their parents on these plantations and help their families to survive by picking fruit and other work. The children born on plantations are often stateless, as Malaysia does not issue birth certificates to the children of migrant workers. They have no access to public schools or medical care.⠀ ⠀ The NGO says Nestlé buys large quantities of palm oil from Sabah, including from the factories that process palm oil from the plantations it investigated.⠀ ⠀ “As a result, Nestlé and other food companies benefit from low wages and poor working conditions on the ground, which are at the root of child labour,” the NGO said.⠀ ⠀ “Although Nestlé claims it does not tolerate forced and child labour in its supply chain, these worst forms of exploitation remain widespread. This shows once again that the fight against human rights and labour violations is still too low a priority for some multinationals.”⠀ ⠀ #palmoil #palmoillaboursolidarity ⠀ https://buff.ly/34ODfWq https://ift.tt/31vFvj7 https://ift.tt/32INmtY September 18, 2019 at 04:03PM

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