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 […]
NagaWorld is set to partially reopen this week after Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that casinos nationwide may restart operations, butonly someof itsstaff will return to work with thousands still demanding emergency funding support.
More than 200 NagaWorld employees submitted a petition at the Ministry of Labor to request a stimulus payment of $40 per month as entertainment venues remain closed in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.
NagaWorld on Friday afternoon agreed to reinstate union representative Chhim Sithar and raise salaries between 18 and 30 percent for all staff, following two days of strikes.
Almost 2,000 NagaWorld workers protested in front of the casino in Phnom Penh on Thursday on the first day of a strike demanding the reinstatement of their union representative as well as higher wages.