Cambodian police crack down on casino workers after lay-off negotiations with Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp stall

More than two dozen current and former employees of NagaWorld have been detained amid a strike protesting against mass lay-offs.

Cambodian police have detained more than two dozen current and former employees of the country’s largest casino, run by a Hong Kong firm, amid the workers’ 19-day strike to protest against mass lay-offs and alleged labour law violations last year.

Hundreds of workers at NagaWorld, a casino that is part of the sprawling leisure complex in the Cambodian capital owned by NagaCorp Ltd, have been on strike since December 18. They are calling for the reinstatement of 365 employees who were laid off last April and May.

NagaCorp management laid off 1,329 of its more than 8,000 employees in May, claiming financial troubles during the Covid-19 pandemic. The complex was forced to close early last year due to government-mandated lockdowns. NagaCorp reported its first losses in its listed history in its half-year report in 2021.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3162210/cambodian-police-crack-down-casino-workers-after-lay-negotiations

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