NagaCorp Backs Down, Raises Wages After Strike Action

The operators of Phnom Penh integrated resort NagaWorld have changed course and reached a negotiated solution with union officials, despite obtaining a court injunction last week that criminalised thousands of striking workers.

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp reinstated union president Chhim Sithar on Friday and announced salary increases pending further negotiation, likely warding off a damaging stand-off between management and an increasingly mobilised workforce.

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights said in a statement that employees would return to work on Saturday after a meeting between union officials, NagaWorld representatives and government officials from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

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