NagaWorld Workers Announce Strike Action

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If social services did not earn you enough and forced you to live on the streets and beg for food you would not be working in social services.

The level of profit is different for each person.

But I seriously hope that the workers and Nagaworld can find a solution that allows them to move forward.
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Cambodian casino workers on strike
January 10, 2020

Thousands of Cambodians workers at Hong Kong-listed casino company Nagacorp have gone on strike for higher pay and better working conditions.

About 3,000 workers joined the strike in front of the NagaWorld hotel and casino complex in Phnom Penh to demand higher pay of $300 a month for hotel staff and $500 a month for those on the gambling floor. The striking workers said wages now start at $150 to $250 a month.

They are also seeking the reinstatement of their union president, Chhim Sithar, who was suspended in September. One of the strikers, By Kunthea, who has been working at the casino for 19 years, said the company had warned employees in a memo they would be fired if they went on strike.
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newkidontheblock wrote: Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:49 pm If social services did not earn you enough and forced you to live on the streets and beg for food you would not be working in social services.

The level of profit is different for each person.

But I seriously hope that the workers and Nagaworld can find a solution that allows them to move forward.
I'm not sure what your point is.

Is only a person sacrificing everything worth anything of value?

I personally respect his position, but it seems you want to put him down because he wouldn't sell his soul to be a social worker.

What do you do? What have you sacrificed to be respectable, by your own standards?
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NagaWorld defend their position against the striking employees and the union. The company lawyers obtained a court injunction ruling from Phnom Penh Municipal Court declaring that the proposed strike action on 9 January is illegal.
The NagaWorld workers demands include the reinstatement of Ms Sithar [president of the NagaWorld Union] with full pay pending investigation; permission to work on national holidays on a voluntary basis; termination of a foreign casino operation manager; and higher monthly salaries for certain groups of employees.


NagaCorp downplays media reports on workers' strike

It says the illegal strike involved '500-700 employees', not thousands as some had claimed
Sat, Jan 11, 2020 - 5:50 AM
Singapore - CAMBODIAN casino operator NagaCorp on Friday sought to clarify media reports that said thousands of its employees had gone on strike in front of NagaWorld Complex on Thursday demanding higher pay and better working conditions.

It called some of these reports "one-sided" and "inaccurate". It said that just 500 to 700 employees went on strike, and on the same day, the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance issued a ruling order to investigate the strike and take legal action against the employees involved in the strike for violation of the court injunction.

The court injunction was obtained from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, on legal advice from HML Law Group & Consultants the previous day. It had ruled that the planned employees' strike on Jan 9 would be considered an illegal strike and the employees who participated would be committing "a grave offence".

The company, which failed to secure a Singapore Exchange listing more than a decade ago, has 8,200 employees at its NagaWorld Complex casino.

It said that the dispute began last September when a small group of employees, who are members of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld, gathered illegally in the Aeon Mall 1 in Phnom Penh to incite other employees not to work during the Pchum Ben Holidays from Sept 27 to 29.

Thereafter, on Sept 20, Chhim Sithar, the president of the NagaWorld Union, was suspended for alleged breach of the group's rules and regulations.

Five days later, the NagaWorld Union submitted a letter requesting four things: the reinstatement of Ms Sithar with full pay pending investigation; permission to work on national holidays on a voluntary basis; termination of a foreign casino operation manager; and higher monthly salaries for certain groups of employees.

NagaCorp said that despite the suspension, Ms Sithar had continued to work against the group's interests by allegedly inciting and intimidating other employees, both unionised and non-unionised, not to work during the Pchum Ben Holidays.

"This reflects that she has mala fide intentions," it said, adding that since her suspension, she has continued to be paid fully with all benefits retained, even though she did not turn up for work pending investigations.

"The group expects to continue to suspend Ms Chhim Sithar, but with full pay, pending further investigations and analysis of additional breaches of contract and actions committed by her in order to allow all relevant parties to evaluate the validity, relevance, consequences and seriousness of these breaches which take time to allow legal experts to evaluate and study."

It added that NagaWorld is a 24-hour service and hospitality company which generates more revenue during holidays, so from the start, all employment contracts have required employees to work on some public holidays on roster or rotational shifts. Those who work on holidays are also paid 300 per cent more than during regular periods.

It also said there was no reason to terminate the foreign casino operator manager as it is not in breach of the group's rules, and is only accountable to the group and not the union which has acted beyond its legal limits.

As for the union's demand to adjust the minimum wage to US$300 for hotel employees and US$500 for casino employees, NagaCorp said it "pays high wages and fringe benefits to its employees" and it "believes that the salary is one of the best and if not the highest in Cambodia".

Besides cash bonus and other fringe benefits, it has also implemented a language incentive programme, unlimited meals, and its NagaMart offers employees savings on household goods.

Last October, two reconciliation meetings between the group and union were held with the Ministry of Labour, but failed to resolve the dispute.

It added that all business operations of the group remain normal, and the board expects the matter to have no negative impact on the group's business operations.
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Aren't they taking a gamble?
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They are. And the house will win.
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Casino/Hotel workers are dreaming if they think they can earn $500/$300 as a starting wage.

An engineering graduate/med school graduate won't make that much per month in Cambodia.

If $300 minimum wage (a starting wage!!) was to be implemented for hotel staff I'd predict more than 50% of hotels in the country would close within a year,
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The lady in question does appear to be breaching Articles 65, 84, 89 & 92 of the Law on Trade Unions.
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January 11, 2020 / 3:24 PM
Striking Cambodian casino workers return to work in NagaWorld deal
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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of striking Cambodian workers of a Hong Kong-listed casino company returned to their jobs on Saturday after winning wage increases and the reinstatement of a suspended union leader in a rare labor victory.

About 3,000 workers had joined the strike in front of the NagaWorld hotel and casino complex, owned by Nagacorp Ltd (3918.HK), in Phnom Penh to demand higher wages. Workers get paid between $150 to $250 a month.

The deal struck with NagaWorld also obtained the reinstatement of their union president, Chhim Sithar, who was suspended in September.

“Today, we returned to our shifts,” Hai Sopheap, 31, one of the strikers and union activist, told Reuters on Saturday, adding “this victory came out of our solidarity.”

Sopheap said NagaWorld had agreed to raise workers’ salaries between 18% and 30%.

Strikes over pay and working conditions are common in Cambodia and victory for workers is rare.

“The outcome will pave the way for the union to negotiate for other remaining demands,” said Khun Tharo, a program coordinator at the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights.

NagaWorld did not respond to requests for comment.
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:stir: i thought the big man owned this place,if he does its a drop in the ocean,i have a friend who works high up and she tells me some off the goings on at naga :Yahoo!: just wrong.
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