Jordan: Human trafficking & wide range of abuses at Mediterranean Resources, according to National Labor Committee - supplies Hanesbrands, Wal-Mart

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Company response
17 September 2008

Response by Mediterranean Resources: Human trafficking & wide range of abuses at Mediterranean Resources, according to US-based National Labor Committee - supplies Hanesbrands, Wal-Mart

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Company response
17 September 2008

Response by Wal-Mart de Mexico (Walmex): Human trafficking & wide range of abuses at Mediterranean Resources, according to US-based National Labor Committee - supplies Hanesbrands, Wal-Mart.

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Article
17 September 2008

[DOC] Wal-Mart responds to National Labor Commitee report raising concerns about working conditions at the Mediterranean Apparel Factory in Jordan

Author: Wal-Mart

Immediately upon becoming aware of the strike...Wal-Mart engaged the key stakeholders…Going forward, Wal-Mart’s Action Plan is to: 1. Continue dialogue with the supplier’s factory management and workers; proceed with the monitoring activities…2. Initiate interviews with the Bangali and Indian…3. Review the appropriateness of the amount of the food deduction and whether there is a need to standardize the food deductions based on a regional basis within Jordan…Wal-Mart will engage with the ILO, Jordanian Labor Ministry, and the other retailers/brands to conduct a study and where feasible implement a standardized food deduction schedule for a long term solution…

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Company response
16 September 2008

Response by Hanesbrands: Human trafficking & wide range of abuses at Mediterranean Resources, according to US-based National Labor Committee – supplies Hanesbrands, Wal-Mart

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Article
16 September 2008

[DOC] Mediterranean Resources Apparel Industry response to a report raising concerns about the treatment of workers at its factory in Jordan

Author: Mediterranean Resources Apparel Industry

We were surprised that the majority of our workers started a strike on 8/31 without prior notice, although the workers elected last year a committee to discuss on regular bases any issues related to them and their living conditions...Also we were shocked to see such reports published by the NLC, totally wrong information’s, just to write anything. Our reply to each point mentioned in the NLC report on 9/5 is as follows...the food & water was never cut off...

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Article
16 September 2008

[PDF] Hanesbrands responds to National Labor Committee Report on working conditions at the Mediterranean Garment Factory

Author: Hanesbrands

...we do not agree with many of the allegations in the NLC posting. Hanesbrands has audited the Mediterranean facility three times since January...

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Article
10 September 2008

Work Stoppage Ends at Mediterranean Factory in Jordan

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

In a sign of good faith, the foreign guest workers at the Mediterranean factory in Jordan ended their work stoppage today and returned to the plant. They did so based on a guarantee from the factory owner that he would respond to the workers demands seriously and “with sympathy”…

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Article
6 September 2008

Human Trafficking and Abusive Conditions at the Mediterranean Garments Factory in the Ad Dulayl Industrial Zone in Jordan

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

There are approximately 1,400 guest workers at the Mediterranean factory—from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India…The workers sew clothing for Wal-Mart…and Hanes…60 percent…have been stripped of their passports…When workers dare to challenge the abuses or ask for their legal wages, they are beaten or threatened with prison and forcible deportation…The women are virtual prisoners, confined to the factory, dorms and industrial park...the guest workers are routinely forced to toil 39 hours of overtime—they are not paid at all!...Management illegally deducts 30 Jordanian Dinar, or $42.37, per month from the workers wages to cover food costs…[a] strike was precipitated when management pressured and demanded that the workers take an even larger, and illegal, pay cut for food costs...

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