Three-way NagaWorld negotiations fail to halt mass layoff

Representatives of NagaWorld's workers arrived earlier this month for a meeting at the Ministry of Labour in Phnom Penh. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The tripartite meeting came after NagaWorld workers, including union leaders, in April went through an unsuccessful first stage of negotiations with company representatives. Earlier this month, workers filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour seeking reinstatement of the workers marked for layoff.

Collective of 73 rights groups rejects NagaWorld layoff plan

Ferry passengers look out at the NagaWorld hotel and casino from the ferry in Phnom Penh, June 2, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A wide assortment of workers’ rights and civil society organizations issued a joint statement Thursday rejecting the ongoing mass layoff of NagaWorld employees and labelling the downsizing as a clear attempt to bust the casino company’s union.

NagaWorld union files complaint to Labour Ministry asking casino execs to stop mass layoff

Representatives of NagaWorld staff submitted a petition Tuesday to the Labour Ministry to reinstate some 1,300 workers from the casino company who have received a layoff notice. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

NagaWorld workers, including top leaders of the company’s union, have officially filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour seeking intervention as casino management pushes ahead with the mass layoff of more than 1,300 workers.

NagaWorld cuts out union to lay off workers one-by-one

The NagaWorld casino and hotel complex as seen in Phnom Penh, May 25, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The layoff of about 1,300 NagaWorld workers, including top leaders of the casino company’s labor union, is taking shape this week as management refuses union negotiators to instead deal with individual workers.

NagaWorld’s suspended workers campaign to fight layoff plan

The NagaWorld casino complex was shut for business on March 2. It's now yet another quiet business in locked-down Phnom Penh, April 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Workers at NagaWorld, Cambodia’s biggest casino company, are stepping up the fight for their jobs after their employer announced on April 8 plans to lay off 1,329 people, despite the company raking in more than $102 million in profits last year. Chhim Sithar, president of the Phnom Penh casino workers’ union, said her organization has […]