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Cambodia: Over 80 waste collection firm employees seek intervention from PM to find proper compensation for their lay-offs

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post, Published on: 31 January 2020

"Upset staffers protest lay-offs at capital’s waste collection firm", 30 January 2020

Some 80 employees at Phnom Penh’s former waste collection company Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd … filed a petition protesting working conditions and seeking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention after the firm laid off more than 100 administrative staffers without proper compensation.

Cintri had been the capital’s sole waste collection company until last October when Hun Sen ended its contract and removed collection fees from the electricity bill…

Nhor Buntha, a protester who gathered in front of the firm in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac commune …, told … that they would protest until a solution was reached.

He said the protesters had sought intervention from relevant institutions before submitting their petition to Hun Sen. But they were still not provided a solution acceptable to all parties.

“We requested two points – first, we want 100 per cent of our salary, dismissal and seniority indemnity payments and other benefits according to the Labour Law…

Neither Cintri director Seng Savy nor Phnom Penh Municipal Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey could be reached for comment ...

Kong Chamroeun, an official at Hun Sen’s cabinet, told … that he had received the petition and had referred it higher authorities for a decision…

Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights executive director Moeun Tola said the matter would end if the company provided them with proper compensation.

He said if the firm does not follow the Labour Law, the relevant authorities, including the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, are obliged to step in…

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Related companies: CINTRI (Cambodia)