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Striking workers protest outside the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh on January 9, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

More Than 1,000 Naga Casino Workers Go on Strike

More than 1,000 workers at the NagaWorld casino began a strike on Thursday demanding higher wages and the reinstatement of their union representative, and vowed to continue until their demands were met.

A garment worker checks pants in a factory in Cambodia on December 9, 2014 (ILO)

Union’s Petition on EBA Rejected

A union’s petition blaming the government for the potential loss of Cambodia’s duty-free trade access to the E.U. was rejected by the prime minister’s cabinet.

Participants gather at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019. (Mech Choulay/VOD)

As Human Rights Day Passes, Uncertainty Clouds Its Future

Unionists predicted muted International Human Rights Day celebrations in the years ahead, as the final time it was to be marked as a national holiday reignited debate over whether foreign pressure was justified to protect universal human rights.

A factory fire burns in Phnom Penh's Prey Sar commune on November 11, 2019. (National Police)

600 Jobs in Limbo as Fire Burns Down Factory

A gas explosion in the early afternoon on Monday sparked a huge fire at a Phnom Penh factory that burned for 12 hours before being finally put out, razing the building to the ground and putting about 600 employees jobs in jeopardy.

Workers from the Hoeng Jin factory gather in front of the Labor Ministry in Phnom Penh on October 8, 2019. (VOD file photo)

Factory Workers Receive Compensation Two Months After Factory Shuttered

Marking the end of a monthslong dispute, about 150 garment factory workers received compensation on Thursday following the closure of the Hoeng Jin garment factory in August and the owner allegedly having gone into hiding. Workers and their representatives say they say received too little too late.