Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ruling on Raffles

Ruling on Raffles

Ruling on Raffles

The Arbitration Council ordered the reinstatement of at least 169 workers who have

been locked out of Raffles hotel in Siem Reap since industrial action began in mid-April.

The non-binding ruling was handed down on August 11 and said 156 workers should be

returned to work and receive back pay because they had a legitimate reason for not

ending their strike within 48 hours of it being deemed illegal, said Alonzo Suson,

field representative for the American Center for Labor Solidarity.

A further thirteen workers who were on leave at the time of the strike or joined

the industrial action for only a day before their leave started, should also be rehired

and compensated under the Council ruling.

The rest of the 209 workers, a maximum of 40, could be fired by the hotel but would

receive severance pay, said Suson on August 12.

Raffles hotel could not be contacted for comment on whether they will accept the

ruling.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all