A Wednesday meeting between management and staff regarding job lay-offs at casino resort NagaWorld (pictured in a file photo), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is due to be mediated by the country’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, said Sithar Chhim, a labour union representative, in comments to GGRAsia.
The workers’ side plans to ask the casino resort’s management to reverse its lay-off decision, and to rehire some workers already let go.
Eight members of Ms Chhim’s union – “Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld” – would attend the meeting, along with two lawyers, she told GGRAsia.
Her union would also seek a “recalculation” of compensation for NagaWorld workers that had already accepted the employer’s severance arrangement, Ms Chhim further noted to GGRAsia.
The casino resort promoter, NagaCorp Ltd, confirmed in a June 7 filing, some lay-offs at the casino resort, as well as pay cuts, the latter effective since March.
The company said the steps were “proactive measures” to manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the casino resort has been shuttered since early March, initially due to an outbreak of infection among some workers.
Subsequently a general increase in Covid-19 cases in Phnom Penh brought about forms of lockdown.
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