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Ministry drafting new minimum wage law to cover all workers

The Labour Ministry said last week it was drafting a minimum wage law that would expand beyond the garment industry and cover all workers, a proposal that drew cautious praise from union leaders and advocates, along with a healthy dose of scepticism. ...

Bun Sengkong and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-drafting-new-minimum-wage-law-cover-all-workers

NagaWorld a no-show at arbitration meeting

A strike involving hundreds of casino workers – many who have been told their contracts have been terminated – reached an impasse yesterday after NagaWorld officials did not attend a conciliation session at the Arbitration Council, a union leader said. “The Arbitration Council could not immediately ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566463/National/nagaworld-a-no-show-at-arbitration-meeting.html

Bets keep flowing as NagaWorld Employee Protest Continues

Gambling went on as usual at NagaWorld, Phnom Penh’s only licensed hotel-casino, Monday, despite an ongoing strike by employees who claim that more than 400 of them have been fired following weeks of protest. About 300 workers sat outside the casino with banners on Monday in ...

Hul Reaksmey and Simon Lewis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bets-keep-flowing-as-nagaworld-employee-protest-continues-31881/

NagaWorld strikers fired en masse

Nagaworld casino has fired more than 400 workers who have spent about 10 days striking to demand a wage increase, union leaders, workers and a leaked internal memo have revealed. A list of names, obtained by the Post yesterday, was emailed to management and senior staff ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466447/National/nagaworld-strikers-fired-en-masse.html

NagaWorld Workers on Strike After Firings

More than 500 workers from Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld Casino demonstrated on Monday, in what was their fourth straight day of strike action in front of the casino over wages and the firing of four staff members Sok Narith, deputy secretary general of the Cambodian Tour­ism and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nagaworld-workers-on-strike-after-firings-11761/

Scrutiny over hotel service fees in Cambodia

Major hotels are under the microscope after a labour rights group found that some have been failing to pass their entire service charge on to their staff, a violation of the Labour Law. Dave Welsh, country manager of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity(ACILS), said yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021261316/National/scrutiny-over-hotel-service-fees-in-cambodia.html

Poipet Casino Dragging Feet on Promise

A casino in Poipet that pays wages only in Thai baht is yet to fulfil its promise to improve conditions for its 500 workers, a union representative said yesterday. Workers are still working 12­-hour days – often without a break – at the Tropicana Casino, one ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558900/National-news/poipet-casino-drags-feet-on-promise.html

Casino workers have win, but fight goes on

Threats of strike from about 500 employees of the Tropicana Casino in Poipet were quieted yesterday as workers secured a small victory after management agreed to improve worker conditions and enter talks over their sacked union leader. Morm Rithy, president of union Cambodian Tourism and Service ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158618/National-news/casino-workers-have-won-but-fight-goes-on.html

Alleged hotel ‘ransacking’ probed

Four former workers at the Angkor Villa Hotel and Resort appeared in the Appeal Court yesterday for questioning in relation to allegations that they ransacked the hotel during a strike last year. Korng Kimlean, union president of the Cambodian Tourism and Service Workers’ Federation and the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031555048/National-news/alleged-hotel-ransackingprobed.html

Union lands court KO

In a landmark ruling, the Siem Reap Municipal Court yesterday ordered a luxury hotel to reinstate 67 sacked workers – a legally binding decision that unionists have hailed as a great moment for the judicial system. The decision comes after more than two months of protests, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102752392/National-news/union-lands-court-ko.html

Hotel dispute headed for Siem Reap court

UNION officials fired another volley in their battle against a hotel yesterday by announcing that they would file a complaint today with a Siem Reap court, as their protests continued to draw unwanted attention to the tourist town. The Cambodian Tourism and Service Workers Federation complaint ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101152039/National-news/hotel-dispute-headed-for-siem-reap-court.html

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