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Delivery workers in Phnom Penh on October 29, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Slashed Pay, Intense Competition Follow in Wake of Delivery Boom

Following aggressive expansion by the country’s delivery services, a number of drivers speak of fast-dropping delivery fees, which some say have fallen to a third of what they once got; uncertainty over worker benefits; and a lack of collective representation.

NagaWorld employees gather at the Labor Ministry in Phnom Penh, calling for financial support during work suspensions on June 16, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

NagaWorld Casino Workers Protest After Suspension Pay Cut

About 200 NagaWorld employees demonstrated at the Labor Ministry on Tuesday after Phnom Penh’s sole licensed casino operator stopped offering workers suspension pay while casinos remain closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A driver sits in his tuk-tuk, awaiting clients at Deumkor market in Phnom Penh on April 23, 2020. (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

With Tourism Declines, Tuk-Tuk Drivers Are Down and Out in Phnom Penh

Tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh are losing their income as tourist arrivals to Cambodia plummet and residents decide to stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic. But as informal workers, they are largely excluded from the limited social welfare that others can access.