Wal-Mart: Poor labour conditions in garment supply chain / Bahrain

In Bahrain in June 2014, 2,000 Bangladeshi and Indian employees of MRS Fashions went on strike amid allegations of withheld salaries, unfair deportations, poor working conditions, withholding passports, and mistreatment1. Workers were threatened with deportation if they did not return to work and some were illegally imprisoned. Approximately 60% of the garments produced by MRS Fashion are for Walmart and JC Penny stores2.

  1. Halligan, N. (2014): Bahrain workers face deportation over strike action; Arabian Business, 16 June (accessed 20.10.2014) []
  2. Global Labour Rights (2014): Human Trafficking in Bahrain: 14 workers still imprisoned at MRS fashions factory; 18 June (accesssed 20.10.2014) []