McDonald's Malaysia drops labour supplier over worker claims

Migrant workers, mostly from Nepal, claimed in a recent The Guardian report they were exploited by the fast food chain's labour supplier in Malaysia, Human Connection HR. 

McDonald’s Malaysia has dropped one of its third-party labour suppliers, following claims that it misled migrant workers about wages and housed them in deplorable accommodation.

Migrant workers, mostly from Nepal, previously claimed in a report by The Guardian they were promised higher wages than what they were actually paid.

The labour supplier in question is Human Connection HR, and McDonald’s said it has ended its contract with the agency, which it worked with for a few years.

"Earlier this year, we became aware of certain circumstances relating to services provided by Human Connection HR which were not in compliance with our standards," said the fast food chain’s spokesman Ron Christianson.

"As a result, we have terminated our contract with them.