Monday 28 May 2018

Bahrain jobs blow as US FTA tariff clause expires

Hundreds of employees of garment factories in Bahrain have been laid off as a key clause in the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA) expires tomorrow, a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper said. To read further, p


Bahrain factory in talks to call off closure plans

Negotiations are underway with owners of a garment factory to call off plans to close operations in Bahrain.   MRS Fashions, which exports up to 70 per cent of its products to the US, said it will shut down after


Bahrain factory workers continue strike

Around 2,000 workers at a Bahrain garment factory - which makes clothes for US retailers Macy's, JC Penney and Walmart - continued their strike for a second day yesterday.   The Indian and Bangladeshi employe

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