NagaWorld staff to continue strike until demands are met

NagaWorld staff continue their strike in front of the NagaWorld casino and hotel in Phnom Penh. Picture taken December 21, 2021. CamboJa/ Panha Chhorpoan

NagaWorld staff members say they will continue to strike lawfully and peacefully as they have since Saturday morning until the casino giant agrees to a solution they can accept for the 365 laid-off workers demanding to be reinstated after this year’s mass labor cut.

Though the tourism sector is officially back, hospitality workers are still waiting for full recovery

A staff works at a hotel in Phnom Penh, December 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

“I always think about how to find money to pay [debts] and support my family with little savings and reduced spending. It’s high pressure and my wife cannot work because she has to take care of my children,” he said.

Impasse Over NagaWorld Layoffs After Union Leaders Meet Labor Ministry Official

Representatives of the Naga World staff arrive the Labour Ministry to reinstate for a meeting in Phnom Penh, December 3, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A meeting between the Ministry of Labor and the unions representing NagaWorld workers made little headway on Friday and ended with the laid-off casino staff vowing to go ahead with a mass protest this month.