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Laid-off Cintri workers at the company’s Dangkao district garage on July 6, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Fired Phnom Penh Garbage Workers Rail Against Broken Promises

Following years of complaints about poor service, Cintri was put under state management in 2019, and as of July its work split up among three companies. Promises to keep all employees on the payroll were broken when 1,176 workers were terminated as of July 1.

A district worker gathers trash in lieu of striking trash collectors, in Daun Penh district’s Wat Phnom commune in Phnom Penh on October 5, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Phnom Penh Trash Collection Split in Three With Singapore, China Firms

Singaporean and Chinese companies will handle two of three trash collection zones in Phnom Penh under the city’s long-awaited restructuring of waste management, while Cintri will continue to service central and southern city areas, company representatives said.

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng holds up City Hall’s offer to guarantee striking garbage collectors’ benefits will not be lost amid restructuring, at Cintri’s truck garage in Daun Penh district on October 7, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Capital Governor Offers Rice to End Garbage Strike, Workers Decline

Confusion reigned after the latest round of negotiations over a garbage collectors’ strike, with workers applauding a speech by Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng before later realizing, according to a unionist, that “none of their demands were accepted.”