Sunday, November 7, 2021

19 Groups - 3 workers dead, charge the Directors and officers responsible, not just the Company, and if convicted, sentence them to jail - Stop protecting human decision makers/actors when workers lives are involved

 

Joint Media Statement(19 Groups) - 8/11/2021

3 workers dead, charge the Directors and officers responsible, not  just the Company, and if convicted, sentence them to jail

Stop protecting human decision makers/actors when workers lives are involved

We, the undersigned 19 groups and organization are appalled that NO director or officer of Zhongshi International Sdn Bhd, a construction company,  were charged for causing the death of 3 migrant workers, and seriously injuring another.

It is absurd to simply charge a company, which is but a mere empty vessel that operates and act in accordance to decisions and directions of directors, officers and human owners of the company. Companies simply pay fines (a tiny sum compared to profits or maybe millions or billions of ringgit), and cannot be imprisoned, and the real human wrongdoers get off scot free.

On 22/3/2021, 3 Chinese-national workers by the name of Wu Tongzheng, Ding Kunfu and Jiang Jinbao died, and another was seriously injured when one of the components of a launching gantry fell at the SUKE Elevated Highway construction site near Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai, Cheras here on 22/3/2021.

The said company was charged under section 15(1) Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, which states ‘(1) It shall be the duty of every employer and every self-employed person to ensure, so far as is practicable, the safety, health and welfare to work of all his employees.’, whereby the penalty is provided in section 19, which reads, ‘A person who contravenes the provisions of section 15, 16, 17 or 18 shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.’

Failure to charge human decision makers and actors wrong

Human Directors, officers and owners can no longer hide behind the ‘corporate veil’, as even the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994(OSHA 1994) provides that where the offence is committed by a body corporate and/or company, then  ‘…every person who at the time of the commission of the offence is a director, manager, secretary or other like officer of the body corporate shall be deemed to have contravened the provision and may be charged jointly in the same proceedings with the body corporate or severally, and every such director, manager, secretary or other like officer of the body corporate shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence…’(Section 52).

On 3/11/2021, the company pleaded guilty to the charge, and was fined RM45,000 by the Sessions Court paid the fine of RM45,000 only. The decision maker of any company is all the Directors, if not the human owners, and now justice is not served if these human persons responsible for the death of workers are also not made liable, and punished for their crimes.

 Since the company has already pleaded guilty, we now demand that the directors, manager and other officers be charged, tried and sentenced in court. If found guilty, they will be liable ‘….to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both…’ (Section 19). Justice demands an imprisonment sentence for those who failed in their duty to ensure the safety, health and welfare of their workers, noting that 3 died, and one was seriously injured.

Charge Directors for Culpable Homicide Not Amounting To Murder

Assuming that there were no intention to murder, then the perpetrator should at the least be charged for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under the Penal Code, where ‘…if the act is done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, or to cause such bodily injury as is likely to cause death …’, section 304(b).

With regard the Construction Industry, law and the relevant department like the Construction Industry Development Board provide various regulations, directions and guidelines that need to be complied with to prevent death and injury to workers.

As such, if a construction company chose not to do the needful, maybe by a selfish reason of saving monies or effort, then when a worker is killed as a consequence of this failure, then this may no more be simply an accidental death or even death by negligence, but should be culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Not doing what is needed to ensure workers safety despite knowing that failures can possibly cause deaths and injury is a serious offence that ought to be punished.

The Penal Code provides, where there is no intention to kill or injure, then the punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder shall be imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years or with fine or with both.

OSHA amendments must increase prison terms, and have a higher fine

Zhongshi International Sdn Bhd was fined RM45,000, as the penalty provided by law at this time for this offence is ‘…a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both…’ Not just the fine, but also the prison term need to be increased.

The amendment of the OSHA have not happened since 1994. Finally, Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill 2020 tabled in November 2020, was just passed on 27/10/2021 by the House of Representative (Dewan Rakyat). It has yet to be tabled and passed at the Senate. The amendment will increase the maximum fine from RM50,000 to RM500,000. We urge the government to expedite this amendment to the OSHA Act, and speedily put it in force.

Noting that caught not wearing a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000. The maximum fine for occupational safety and health offences need to be much higher, at least RM1 million, with even much higher fines and prison sentences if injury or death is caused by the workplace incident.

We call for the provision for higher penalties in the event that a worker is injured, and worse killed by reason of non-compliance of an occupational safety and health law. In some jurisdiction, the offence of ‘corporate manslaughter’ has been introduced.

We also call for the abolition of the availability of compounds if the offence caused injury or death to worker or others.

We call for the directors and officers responsible in Zhongshi International Sdn Bhd to be immediately charged and tried under occupational safety and health laws, and even for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under the Penal Code.

We also urge that the Court, after conviction, orders the convicted to pay adequate compensation to the families/dependents of the deceased workers, and also injured workers. This should be over and above what they may receive from existing social security or insurance schemes.

Charles Hector

Apolinar Z. Tolentino, Jr.

 

For and on behalf of the following 19 groups

 

ALIRAN

WH4C (Workers Hub For Change)

Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) Asia Pacific Region

Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)

China Labour Bulletin(CLB), Hong Kong

Haiti Action Committee

International Black Women For Wages For Housework

MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

Malay Forest Officers Union (MFOU)

National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW)

Network of Action for Migrants in Malaysia(NAMM)

North South Initiative

Odhikar, Bangladesh

Parti Rakyat Malaysia(PRM)

Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor

Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU)

Safety and Rights Society, Bangladesh

Union of Forest Employees Sarawak (UFES)

Women Of Color/Global Women’s Strike

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

End discrimination against foreigners and migrants in Covid-19 responses

Media Statement – 30/6/2020
Updated

End discrimination against foreigners and migrants in Covid-19 responses


Respect for Human Rights includes ending racism and xenophobia



We, the 41 undersigned groups and organizations urge Malaysia to end discrimination and ethnophobia against migrant workers and foreigners including in responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


In the beginning of May, it was reported that all migrant/foreign workers will be required to be screened for Covid-19, before they be allowed to return to work in all sectors. 


Recently, there was a report that foreigners will not be allowed to use mosque/suraus.(Malay Mail, 11/6/2020)


These are practices against Human Rights, and also that the Federal Constitution. Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, which states, ‘(1) All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.’ is clear that this guarantee of equality applies to all persons, citizens or otherwise in Malaysia.


Employment Act 1955 is also against discrimination amongst workers based on nationality, whereby section 60L(1) also states  ‘(1) The Director General may inquire into any complaint from a local employee that he is being discriminated against in relation to a foreign employee, or from a foreign employee that he is being discriminated against in relation to a local employee, by his employer in respect of the terms and conditions of his employment…’. This provision clearly captures our principle against discrimination based on nationalities of workers, and as such the Malaysian government’s current requirement that ONLY migrant workers, and not local workers have to be screened and tested before being allowed to return to work is discriminatory.


There is no rational or reasonableness for such requirements that discriminate a certain class of workers, as Covid-19 does not discriminate. 


It is also goes against the often mentioned Malaysian policy for testing and screening in response to the Covid-19, which has been reiterated many times by the Director General of Health in his daily televised reports.  


On 10th June, Malaysia reportedly had a daily testing capacity of 34,951 samples (NST, 10/6/2020), and there are over 2 million just documented migrant workers in Malaysia, and for just all the 2 million plus to be tested, it will take about two months plus. The reality is that so many others, not just foreigners, that have to be screened everyday. 


The Malaysian approach, as far as screening and testing was concerned was before a rationale ‘targeted approach’. Persons who could have come in contact with the infected, and those showing positive symptoms and other high risk groups like returnees from infected countries were the focus. 


Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also did say that ‘…if you test everyone and then you isolate them, that’s fine…’, but the fact of the matter, is that migrants and everyone tested, is thereafter never isolated from the rest of the un-tested community and there is always a risk of contact with persons who may not be Covid-19 free, which in the case of workers, will also include the other untested local workers who work with them,‘…So that’s the next question, how often do you want to test them?...’(Malay Mail, 14/5/2020)


Malaysia’s xenophobic response to foreigners in Malaysia, also may negatively impact Malaysia’s moral standing to condemn similar discriminatory practices against Malaysians now in foreign countries – hence the ability to keep Malaysians overseas safe from Covid-19 is affected. 


Malaysia needs to act in accordance to values, principles and human rights, especially in its response to Covid-19 and its consequences.


Whilst today, the Federal Constitution guarantees equality, Article 8(2), that imposes only on government and public authorities specified anti-discrimination obligations seem to not impose the same obligations on the private sector and other employers. In short, others including private sector employers, may still discriminate workers and/or people simply ‘…on the ground only of religion, race, descent, place of birth or gender…’.


Calls for laws to impose these anti-discrimination obligations on all, including private sector employers have gone unheeded for far too long.


Therefore, we call on
 
- Malaysia to end all xenophobic and/or discriminatory policies and practices against migrant workers and foreigners in its responses to Covid-19 pandemic;

- Malaysia to amend laws and/or the Federal Constitution to extend the obligation to specifically not discriminate ‘…on the ground only of religion, race, descent, place of birth or gender…’ to all, including private sector employers;

- Malaysia to provide needed basic assistance to cope with the loss of income or employment to all persons affected by the Covid-19, including migrant workers, foreigners and the self-employed.
Charles Hector

Adrian Pereira



For and on behalf the 41 listed below



ALIRAN

WH4C (Workers Hub For Change)

North South Initiative (NSI)

Tenaganita

SUARAM

Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)

People's Service Organization (PSO), Malaysia

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM)

MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

NAMM (Network of Action for Migrants in Malaysia)

National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (NUFAM)

Parti Sosialis Malaysia(PSM)

Penang Stop Human Trafficking Campaign

Gagasan Insan Progresif

Timber Industry Employees Union of Sarawak

Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union(STIEU)

Labour Behind the Label

International Black Women for Wages for Housework

International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) Asia Pacific Region

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) South East Asian Coalition

Odhikar, Bangladesh

Migrant Care, Indonesia

Persatuan Pekerja Rumah Tangga Indonesia (PERTIMIG) di Malaysia

All Arakan Students' and Youths' Congress (AASYC), Burma/Myanmar

Rights Defenders and Promoters-HRDP in Myanmar

Radanar Ayar Association from Myanmar

Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha(MASUM), India

Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity(PACTI), India

AMMPO-SENTRO- Association of Filipino Nationalist Workers in Malaysia

Workers Assistance Center, Inc, Philippines

China Labour Bulletin

Women of Color - Global Women’s Strike, United Kingdom

Payday Men’s Network UK

Collectif Ehique sur l’étiquette (France)

Campagna Abiti Puliti – Italy

Women Against Rape

Payday Men’s Network US

Clean Clothes Campaign International Office

Jaringan Solidariti Pekerja

Datuk Dr Ronald McCoy


See related post - that contains relevant news reports:-

DISCRIMINATION against foreigners in Mosque and Workplace - Covid-19? All PERSONS are equal before the law



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Registration of Undocumented Migrant Workers Start on 15 February -

Monday, 15 February 2016

Rehiring costs RM1,200

PETALING JAYA: The online registration of illegal foreign workers, which begins today, will require employers to pay RM1,200 as registration and administrative charges for each worker.

The cost does not include fines for immigration offences, levy, visa, processing fee and foreign worker work permits.

In total, employers will pay between RM1,395 and RM3,485 for each worker. 

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the charges were RM800 for registration and RM400 (administrative).

“These charges are not imposed by the Immigration Department but were set by vendors that had been selected,” he told mStar Online.

Two firms have been selected to handle applications for workers from Indonesia and Myanmar respectively while a consortium of three companies has been tasked to process applications involving other countries.

According to a department circular, the RM400 charge will only be imposed after the application of the foreign worker is successful and will be used by the vendors to cover the cost of getting the levy, visa and permit.

The department will impose other charges separately for matters like the levy.

The Government has recently announced new levy rates – RM1,500 for those in the plantation and agriculture sectors; and RM2,500 in manufacturing, construction and service.

Levy for domestic workers remained at RM410.

But the implementation of these rates have been deferred until Feb 20 for the Government to seek feedback from industry players.

The Immigration Department would also impose charges for visa, which varies among the countries, permits (RM60) and a RM125 processing fee.

On Saturday night, the Home Ministry issued a statement to explain that the Illegal Immigrant Rehiring programme, which ends on Dec 31, was to give an opportunity for those working illegally to get valid permits and for employers to meet labour demands.

Strict conditions will be imposed on both workers and employers.

“Those who don’t qualify will be deported to reduce the number of illegal workers in the country,” the statement said.

The ministry said the rehiring programme was aimed at meeting the labour demand in various sectors.

It will also allow the authorities to determine the actual number of illegal workers in Malaysia, currently estimated at two million.

“The effectiveness of the programme will be evaluated in the first three months and improvements will be made.”

The ministry warned of stern action against employers who continued to hire illegal foreign workers after Dec 31.

Workers must have originally entered the country legally, must be employed and must not have a criminal record to qualify for the rehiring programme.

It does not cover workers from non-permitted sectors or those frozen by the Government.

The online application can be made on rehiring.imi.gov.my.

Employers can also call 03 - 8880 1555. - Star, 15/2/2016

Friday, 26 February 2016

Slow start for amnesty drive

Running helter-skelter: Suspected illegal foreign workers fleeing the Selayang day market after spotting DBKL enforcement officers in this file photo.
Running helter-skelter: Suspected illegal foreign workers fleeing the Selayang day market after spotting DBKL enforcement officers in this file photo.

PETALING JAYA: Companies chosen to carry out the latest amnesty for illegal foreign workers admit the programme is off to a slow start.

But they expect numbers to pick up in the months ahead of the Dec 31 deadline, despite criticisms of the costly RM1,200 administrative fee to register each worker.

To date, 2,500 employers have registered to legalise 5,922 Indonesians with International Marketing and Net Resources Sdn Bhd (Iman), which is mandated by the Government to handle amnesty for Indonesians.

Ezreeq Mohd Nor, Iman marketing and Communications manager, said they had targeted to register between 500,000 and one million Indonesians working illegally.

He said registrations were slow when the Rehiring and Relocation Programme started on Feb 15 and attributed this to poor publicity.

“There’s hasn’t been a huge campaign but numbers are increasing this week,” he said when met at Iman’s headquarters in Wangsa Maju.

Bukti Megah Sdn Bhd, which runs the one-stop centre to legalise workers from Myanmar, has so far
received 232 applications from 138 companies.

The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) said many employers and foreign workers had bitter experiences of being cheated by agents under the previous 6P programme (2011 to 2014) and were not confident with the latest amnesty initiative.

Secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said the Government should drop the RM1,200 fee which is imposed in addition to a levy for each worker.

Gopal said there was an estimated four million undocumented workers in Malaysia and the process of legalising and repatriating them should not be driven by profits by private companies.

“The Government should make the process less expensive. The levy imposed by the Government should be sufficient,” he said.

Ezreeq said to date no employers had complained about the RM1,200 registration fee and said unlike 6P, no agents were used by his company.

“Employers and workers can be assured they will not be cheated,” he said.

MyEG, which is among a consortium of three companies tasked with registering illegal workers from other countries, argued the RM1,200 was justified.

A spokesman for the company said the charges were not only for online registration of employers and workers but other management services.

These include the verification of the data provided, biometric and photos of both employer and worker, liaising with local authorities and embassies, medical checks and issuance of various documents.

She said the fee was also inclusive of “monitoring if foreign workers turn rogue again since they already have a previous record of being an illegal” and deporting those who don’t qualify for amnesty.

MyEG also provides a dedicated mobile SIM card, which is activated for one year, with unlimited free messaging to their hotline for each foreigner registered.

She said there was also a call centre manned by foreigners of various nationalities to manage worker issues, including unpaid wages and abuse. - Star, 26/2/2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Joint Statement(12/2/2016) by 87 organisations -Employers should pay the Levy – Not Migrant Workers, Immoral for Malaysia to take from Workers to overcome national economic problems



Joint Statement – 12/2/2016

Employers should pay the Levy – Not Migrant Workers
Immoral for Malaysia to take from Workers to overcome national economic problems

We the 87 undersigned civil society organisations, trade unions and groups are shocked by the news that the Malaysian government is increasing the migrant worker (foreign worker) levy to more than double the current rate, which since January 2013, had to be paid by the migrant workers themselves.  Prior to that, it was paid by the employer of migrant workers, whereby the introduction of the levy then was to deter employers employing migrant workers, rather than local Malaysian workers. This was also stated by the then Malaysian Labour Director-General Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim who was quoted saying that, “…The rationale behind getting employers to bear the levy was to discourage them from employing foreigners…”  [Star, 16/4/2009]


Migrant Worker Levy Rates Drastically Increased as of 1/2/2016

The Malaysian government recently announced that, as of 1/2/2016, annual levy payable for each migrant worker is increased to RM2,500 (manufacturing, construction and service sectors) and RM1,500 (plantation and agriculture). Before this, the annual levy payable for a Migrant Worker in the Manufacturing sector (RM1,250), Construction sector (RM 1,250), Plantation sector (RM590), Agricultural sector (RM410) and Services sector (RM1,250 – RM1,850) which was so much lower.

This new rates in comparison greatly burden the migrant worker in that the annual levy payable per migrant worker will now be doubled, or even tripled. 

For example, a migrant worker in an electronic factory, classified under the manufacturing sector, who paid a levy of RM1,250 before, will now have to pay double, RM2,500. A worker earning a monthly minimum wage of RM900, which is the wage many migrants are paid, will now have to pay more than RM200 for levy, leaving them with only less than RM700 as their monthly wage, not taking into account all other wage deductions. This is most unjust.

It is unconscionable for the Malaysian government to target migrant workers in the hope of making extra income of RM2.5 billion for the country from the 2.1 million documented migrant workers in Malaysia to rescue Malaysia from its current financial woes.

Easily Exploited With Almost No Access to Justice Makes Migrant Workers Vulnerable to Employers

When Malaysia, introduced Minimum Wage, employers and employer groups complained that their labour cost had gone up, and they could not afford it. In response, the Malaysian government decided that employers no longer need to pay the migrant worker levy, thus the obligation to pay the levy fell on migrant workers themselves.

Contract substitution remains a problem. Migrant workers agree to come to work in Malaysia, but when they start working, the migrant workers complain that they are now paid lower than what they had agreed to in their country of origin with the employer and/or his agent. Many employers have also used the Minimum Wage of RM900, as the standard wages they pay migrant workers.

Because of the debt incurred by migrant workers in coming to Malaysia to work, which is about RM5,000 and the practice of employers and/or agents holding on to their passports and work permits, migrant workers find themselves in a form of bonded labour, and not able to do anything else but just survive.

With the very low wages, they receive; many are forced into doing overtime sometimes 4 hours per day, working on rest days and even public holidays to make ends meet. Malaysian law stipulates a draconian overtime limit of 104 hours every month. This means, in effect migrant workers can be forced to work for 12 hours a day because in many workplaces doing overtime is no longer an option that workers can refuse. As such, migrant workers and even local workers can be considered to be engaged in some form of ‘forced labour’.

For migrant workers, access to justice remains a myth for many. When they complain about rights violations, what happens in many cases is that they are terminated, and their permit to work and/or remain in Malaysia is also terminated. This causes migrant workers to be easily controlled and exploited cheaply. They do not even have the option to claim justice.

Employers Contribute Less to Migrant Workers Income

Under the Malaysian law, employers are required to contribute 13% of the monthly income, inclusive of overtime earnings, to the Employees Provident Fund, this requirement is not applicable to the migrant workers. This makes migrant workers cheaper.

Further, since many employers do not take in migrant workers directly as their own employees, but take and use them as workers who are supplied by the labour suppliers - legally known as the contractors for labour - it effectively prevents these supplied migrant workers the right to join in-house trade unions. Even if they do join national/regional unions, they simply will not be able to enjoy the extra rights and benefits that come by reason of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Union and Employer, simply by reason that they are not recognised as employees. Calls for the abolition of the ‘contractor for labour system’ by trade unions and civil society have gone unheeded by the government. 

Malaysia recognizes that households earning less than RM4,000 a month requires financial assistance, and local workers do get a small assistance from the government through the BR1M program – but migrant workers are excluded from this benefit.

Weakening Ringgit Causes Migrants to earn 20-40% less.

Whilst, the financial problems Malaysia is facing, coupled with the increased cost of living - new taxes, increased transportation costs, and the weakening of the Malaysian Ringgit in relation to currency of the country of origins of migrants – it is the migrant worker who suffers the most.

The weakening ringgit also means that the money migrant workers send back home to their families is now much less and this has a serious impact on their families/dependents and the ability to settle their debts back home. It was recently reported, that "For instance, employees from Bangladesh used to make 44 taka for every RM1, but now it is about 17 taka. The drop is very drastic, more than 40%."Even the ringgit to the Indonesian rupiah has seen a drop in value by 20%," (Malaysian Insider, 5/2/2016)

Unjust to impose New Financial Obligations On Migrant Workers Already In Malaysia

It is totally unjust for Malaysia to impose new financial obligations by law on migrant workers, which did not exist when they agreed with their employers to come and work in Malaysia for 3-5 years. Any new obligations especially of payment by migrant workers should only apply to new migrant workers who have yet to agree to come to Malaysia to work – certainly not to those who are already here and working.

The Malaysian Trade Union Congress(MTUC) and employer groups have been informed that employers will now have to  pay migrant worker levy. This was also mentioned in a media report, which stated, ‘The FMM[Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers] said the government recently informed employers that the levy burden would be shifted back to them. (Star, 2/2/2016).

However, employer groups have started a campaign lobbying the Malaysian government to re-consider, and the Malaysian government has been reported as saying that they may re-consider. There is concern that this re-consideration may not just be about the amount of levy payable, but also the question as to who will have to pay the levy – migrant workers or their employer?

Therefore, we the undersigned

Call on the Malaysian government in the name of justice, to ensure that it must be the employers of migrant workers that should be paying this Migrant Worker levy – not the migrant workers;

Call on the Malaysian government to also reconsider the increase of the levy rate, at this time whilst Malaysia, and especially small Malaysian businesses, are affected by the economic crisis and the effect of the falling Malaysian ringgit.

Call on the Malaysian government to increase the Minimum Wage of all workers in Malaysia to RM1,200 – RM1,500, to compensate for the increased cost of living in Malaysia, and the falling value of the Malaysian ringgit with  reference to the currency in migrant worker’s countries of origin.

Call on the Malaysian government to abolish the ‘contractor for labour’ system, and ensure that all workers that are working in a workplace are all recognised employees of the said workplace, and are treated equally as workers.

Charles Hector
Mohd Roszeli bin Majid
Pranom Somwong

For and on behalf of the 87 organisations, trade unions and groups listed below 

ALIRAN
Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma)
Asia Monitor Resource Centre(AMRC)
Asia Floor Wage Alliance
Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD)
Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters- Myanmar
Asociación de trabajadoras del Hogar a Domicilio y de Maquila, ATRAHDOM, Guatemala, Centro Amercia. 
Bangladesh Groep Nederland (Bangladesh Group The Netherlands)
Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies- BILS
BLAST,  Bangladesh

Boat People SOS (BPSOS)
Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) Asia Pacific Region
Campagna Abiti Puliti – Italy
CARAM Asia
Clean Clothes Campaign International Office(CCC)
Club Employees Union Peninsular Malaysia(CEUPM)
Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA)
Crispin B. Beltran Resource Center (CBBRC),Philippines
CWI Malaysia (Committee for Workers International)
Defend Job Philippines

Fair – Italy
FAIR ACTION, Sweden
Foundation For Women, Thailand 
Garment and Allied Workers Union, India
German Clean Clothes Campaign
Homeworkers Worldwide, United Kingdom
IDEAL (Institute for Development of Alternative Living)
IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC)
Institut Rakyat
International Labor Rights Forum

Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT)
Jatio Shromik Federation (JSF), Bangladesh
Karmojibi Nari (KN), Bangladesh
Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Perodua
Kesatuan Sekerja Industri Elektronik Wilayah Selatan, Semenanjung Malaysia (KSIEWSSM)
Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS)
Labour Behind the Label
Labour Studies and Action Centre (CEREAL), Mexico
Legal support for Children and Women (LSCW), Cambodia
MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

Malaysian Election Observers Network
Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC)
MAP Foundation (Thailand)
MHS Aviation Employees Union
Migrante International
Mission for Migrant Workers
Myanmar Migrants Rights Centre
NAMM (Network of Action for Migrants in Malaysia)
National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), Bangladesh
National Union Employees in Companies Manufacturing Rubber Products (NUECMRP)

National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAW), Malaysia
NLD LA Malaysia
North South Initiative
Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute(OHMSI)
Panggau Sarawak
Paper Products Manufacturing Employees’ Union of Malaysia (PPMEU)
Parti Rakyat Malaysia(PRM)
Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)
Pax Romana ICMICA
Peoples Service Organisation (PSO)

Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS)
Pertubuhan Angkatan Bahaman, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia
PROHAM -Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia
Radanar Ayar Rural Development Association, Myanmar
Repórter Brasil
Safety and Rights Society, Bangladesh
Sahabat Rakyat
Schone Kleren Campagne (CCC Netherlands)
SEA Women's Caucus on ASEAN
Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW), Philippines

Sramik Nirapotta Forum, Bangladesh
SUARAM
Tenaga National Berhad Junior Officers Union (TNBJOU)
TENAGANITA Women’s Force, Malaysia
Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia
The Collectif Ethique sur létiquette, Clean Clothes Campaign French
Think Centre, Singapore
UNI Global Union
War on Want
WARBE Development Foundation, Bangladesh

WH4C (Workers Hub For Change)
Women Peace Network-Arakan, Myanmar
Women Rehabilitation Center (WOREC), Nepal
Workers Assistance Center, Inc (WAC) , Philippines
Vietnamese Women for Human Rights
Yaung Chi Oo Workers Association-YCOWA
Yayasan Lintas Nusa, Indonesia