Sithar Chhim, a NagaWorld union leader, has raised fears of arrests after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court declared the strike illegal.
Cambodia.- The crisis in NagaWorld seems to be deepening as employees claim the company is threatening with disciplinary measures against those taking part in a strike that started on December 18. Sithar Chhim, a union leader, said NagaWorld workers were preparing for possible arrests after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court declared the strike illegal.
Sithar Chhim said that from Monday, NagaWorld employees may face disciplinary action from the company and possible criminal charges. She said she was “sure” someone would be arrested. she said 1,500 active and laid-off workers were participating in the strike.
In June, NagaCorp confirmed plans to reduce pay and lay off employees in order to improve cost efficiency due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Members of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld 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.
Ment Kanika, a casino worker who was fired, told VOD: “We’ll continue until we have a solution. We need the union. We need stability in our jobs.”