Hotel Staff Fired for Union Creation, Say Rights Group

Staff of the Angkor Village Hotel and Resort in Siem Reap have begun protested after the owner fired a total of 30 trade union officials and members after the staff joined a union in July. The dispute initially started when the owner of the hotel attempted to fire the chef after she accused the chef of trying to poison the other staff, the union stepped in to protect the chef at which point the owner supposedly began to fire others. The provincial labor department has asked that the hotel cease firing staff.

Khy Sovuthy, P 24