NagaWorld workers strike for higher pay

Thousands of employees working at NagaWorld in Cambodia have gone on strike, demanding higher pay and better working conditions, local media reports. 

Around 3,000 workers joined the strike in front of the NagaWorld hotel and casino on Thursday, demanding a pay rise to $300 a month for hotel staff and $500 a month for gambling floor staff.

The workers are currently paid $191 and $230 a month in the hotel, and $230 and $370 on the gaming floor. 

The workers are also seeking the reinstatement of union president Chhim Sithar, who dismissed in September last year amid the ongoing wage dispute. 

Speaking to Reuters, workers complained of poor working conditions such as not being able to use the toilet without a replacement and being subject to abusive behavior from casino patrons.