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 […]

NagaWorld to partially reopen as workers await financial support

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NagaWorld agrees to reinstate union representative, raise workers’ salaries

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.