City Hall, Trash Collectors Reach Agreement Over Labor Benefits

Trash collection workers are expected to return to work after reaching an agreement with City Hall, which guaranteed that workers would get mandatory labor benefits if their contracts were terminated by waste management firm Cintri Cambodia.

Trash has piled up on Phnom Penh’s streets after workers at waste management firm Cintri Cambodia and City Hall were unable to reach an agreement over labor benefits, as the capital looks to restructure its garbage collection system.

Some 2,150 workers of Cintri Cambodia, a monopolistic waste collection service, went on strike late Friday evening, demanding that the company, which is facing overhauls due to poor service, pay them benefit packages before making any transition.

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