Naga casino workers strike in support of union leader

Almost 2,000 NagaWorld workers protested in front of the casino in Phnom Penh on Thursday on the first day of a strike demanding the reinstatement of their union representative as well as higher wages.

The strike was held despite an injunction issued by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday that said it would be deemed a serious offense if the workers went ahead.

Chhim Sithar, president of the Naga union, was suspended in September after a defending a colleague who was carrying a T-shirt that had been printed as part of a campaign to demand higher wages.

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