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Cambodia: Casino Workers' Strike

A month ago, workers at NagaWorld casino hotel in Cambodia went on strike. They demanded that the management engage in good faith negotiations over the forced mass redundancy of over 1,300 workers. Many of those workers were left destitute.

Instead of talking to the union, police began arresting workers and union leaders.

Two weeks ago, the union president was violently arrested on the picket line by plainclothes police.

Other union leaders were also arrested.

At the moment, 8 union leaders are currently in detention. They are all charged with incitement offences under the Criminal Code, which carry a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment.

They are being denied access to legal representation.

The Director General of the International Labour Organisation has already expressed deep concern over the arrests and has called for the immediate release of those arrested.

And now the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) has launched an online campaign demanding that the union leaders be released from jail and the charges dropped.

Please take a moment to show your support for these brave workers, and to demand justice.

And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.