NagaWorld union files rejection of Arbitration Council non-ruling on mass layoff

Representatives of the NagaWorld union submit a petition rejecting last week's decision of the Arbitration Council in Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Representatives of NagaWorld’s union on Friday submitted a letter to the Arbitration Council rejecting its refusal last week to consider the demands of workers looking to counter the casino company’s mass layoff.

Arbitration Council will not consider demands of laid-off NagaWorld’s workers

NagaWorld facilities have been quieted by pandemic conditions, but the casino company's mass layoff of employees continues to raise a stir. Photo taken September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Arbitration Council on Friday rejected consideration of the demands of 373 laid-off NagaWorld workers who had sought to counter the casino company’s mass layoff strategy.

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.