Cambodian Labour, Rights Groups Warn NagaWorld Over Suspended Union Boss

A coalition of 24 local human rights groups and labour unions has called on the Cambodian government to intervene after the indefinite suspension of a union leader by Phnom Penh casino monopoly NagaWorld.

In a joint statement released on Sunday, the coalition of activist groups said the company’s suspension of Chhim Sithar, president of the Khmer Employees’ Labour Rights Support Union of NagaWorld, violated the law, the nation’s constitution and Cambodia-ratified International Labor Organisation (ILO) conventions.

Sithar told Cambodian online news service VOD on September 25 that her suspension on or soon after September 21 followed her attempt to defend a fellow employee whose labour activism T-shirt had been confiscated by NagaWorld security guards.

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