Great Duke Hotel Staff in Phnom Penh Protest Over Unpaid Salaries (UPDATE: Hotel Closed)

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 13, 2020 8:26 pm

Great Duke Labor Dispute Continues Following Protests, Arbitration
By VOD English -May 13, 2020

The owner of the closed Great Duke Hotel in Phnom Penh has until Friday to settle a monthslong dispute with former employees, a Labor Ministry official said after the ex-staff resumed protests this week and were earlier awarded compensation by arbiters.

Ou Ratana, an official in charge of labor dispute interventions, told VOD on Tuesday that the Labor Ministry would take legal action against the hotel owner if by Friday the employer had failed to comply with a decision in favor of workers reached by the Arbitration Council in February.

A meeting on Tuesday between former hotel employees, the owner and Labor Ministry officials yielded no solution “because the employer said they don’t have money because of Covid-19,” Ratana said.

In full: https://vodenglish.news/great-duke-labo ... bitration/
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:14 am

May 31, 2020
Former Great Duke staff finally receive severance

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Former staff of the Great Duke Hotel have said they have finally got justice after an Arbitration Council decision, aided by an intervention by the Ministry of Labour, awarded their severance pay after five months of protests.

Former staff representative, Toch Kosal, said that they have agreed to receive a total of $320,000, which will be shared among all 152 former staff following the decision the Arbitration Council decision.

He said that as of today, 120 staff had already received their compensation, while the remaining 32 are due to be paid today.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728694/f ... severance/
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