Casino workers at Cambodia’s NagaWorld face brutality, jail time for striking

This special Workers of the World report from The Real News takes an inside look at the evolving labor struggle of workers at NagaWorld.

Owned by Malaysian billionaire Chen Lip Keong, NagaWorld is Cambodia’s largest hotel and casino. Like many other employers, NagaWorld has tried to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to roll back years of labor organizing.NagaWorld workers’ union, the LRSU, voted to strike last year after management announced mass layoffs of 1300 workers, as well as cuts to wages and benefits—despite posting over $100 million in profits.

LRSU organizers have faced intense repression for their bravery, from brutality on the picket line to draconian surveillance in jail.

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