Cambodia: Over 100 employees of a hotel in Phnom Penh protest over unpaid wages and benefits

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times, Published on: 6 November 2019

"Hundreds protest over late wages", 5 November 2019

More than 100 workers from the Great Duke Phnom Penh Hotel protested again yesterday to demand their unpaid wages and benefits.

Toch Kosal, a hotel employee and the protest leader, said this was the fifth protest since June because the hotel often fails to pay its staff on time.

“When we protest, they pay our salary, but when we are quiet, the hotel ignores us,” Mr Kosal said. “We have not yet been paid our October salary – and they don’t inform us when they will pay us late.”

He said if the hotel cannot pay its employees, it should be sold so employees can have their missing salaries and benefits.

... “Most of their salaries are less than $100, it is too little for the hotel not to pay us,” he added. “It seems like the hotel is looking down on workers.”...

Chea Bun Thon, manager of the hotel’s human resources department, could not be reached for comment ...

Sam Bo, a hotel worker who protested, ... said it would be best for the hotel to pay their missing wages and benefits so they can look for another job.

“We want the hotel to pay our salary and seniority indemnity so we can find another job instead because not paying us is affecting our lives,” Mr Bo said.

... Tes Rokaphal, deputy secretary-general of the Labour Ministry’s Committee for the Settlement of Strikes and Demonstrations, ... said the ministry had to send officials to mediate negotiations between hotel management and employees...

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