NagaWorld operations continue as normal despite strikes

NagaWorld employees went on strike on December 18.
NagaWorld employees went on strike on December 18.

The casino operator has said that the strike is illegal and that business is continuing as normal.

Cambodia.- With NagaWorld workers entering a fourth day of strike action, the company has released a statement clarifying that its operations have not been affected.

The dispute with workers began when the company implemented an employee rationalization programme in a bid to improve cost and operational efficiency following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. That included a mutual separation plan that affected 1,329 employees who would receive “enhanced compensation”. 

However, the company said 360 of its affected employees refused to accept the MSP and served notification of a potential strike on 18 December 2021. Over the weekend, Sithar Chhim, a NagaWorld union leader, raised fears of arrests after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court declared the strike illegal.

She said 1,500 active and laid-off workers were participating in the strike. Members of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld have previously demanded NagaWorld reverse redundancies and rehire some of those fired and increase the enhanced termination compensation for those workers who have already accepted severance arrangements.

Key union leaders may meet with the company directors and Phnom Penh City Hall representatives today.

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