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Following the dismissal of more than 1300 employees of the NagaWorld hotel complex in Phnom Penh, a major strike broke out in December last year. The Cambodian government reacted violently and imprisoned eleven trade unionists. An international protest movement emerged with solidarity actions in many countries (USA, England, Switzerland, Thailand) and protests at the Cambodian embassies. The current state of affairs with our coordinator in Cambodia Sammedy Seng.

NagaWorld is a huge casino-hotel complex. The dismissal of more than 1300 workers is the trigger of the conflict.

Calls for the release of the imprisoned trade unionists are piling up on social networks.

Solidarity actions are taking place in many corners of the world. Here, from the local union for the restaurant industry in Seattle.

Solidar Suisse has visited the Cambodian mission in Geneva. We are waiting for a response from the ambassador.

Economic & Social Rights Report Cambodia

On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, we are conducting a global week of action on the topic of “Shrinking Civic Space” with our European partner network SOLIDAR. To mark the issue, SOLIDAR and Solidar Suisse Hong Kong have published a country report examining the current environment for trade unions in Cambodia and its impact on union organizing, bargaining and advocacy capacity, as well as working conditions and workers’ rights.

The report in English is available here.

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