Trash Piles Up as Workers Fear Cintri Restructuring, Go on Strike

Piles of garbage are growing across the city as more than 2,000 Phnom Penh trash collectors strike to secure severance guarantees ahead of a major restructuring of waste management operations by City Hall.

In Daun Penh district’s Chey Chumneah commune, a mountain of garbage about 1-meter tall has accumulated in front of the grocery store of Sok Borin, 66.

Instead of daily trash collection by waste collector Cintri, for the past three days there was only growing stench, Borin said.

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