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Take action on Monday, February 7

  • Join the Canberra rally. Join Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, United Workers Union and UnionsACT outside the Cambodian embassy in Canberra on Monday, February 7 at 12.30pm. We’ll deliver a letter signed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to Cambodian government representatives.
  • Post a solidarity photo. Take a photo of yourself with a poster (download pdf posters here). Post it on social media and use the hastags #LaborRightsKH #NagaCorp and tag @apheda @NagaWorld and @LRSUnion.
  • Sign and share this petition. Show the Cambodian government that the international labour movement won’t remain silent when they jail unionists for doing their job.

Background to the campaign

On December 18, 2021 workers at NagaWorld casino hotel began striking to protest management’s refusal to engage in good faith negotiations over the forced mass redundancy of over 1,300 workers that left many destitute.

On December 31, police began arresting workers and leaders of the LRSU. On January 4, 2022, LRSU President Sithar Chhim was violently arrested on the picket line by plainclothes police. Other union leaders were also arrested.

 

Eight people are currently in detention, all charged with incitement offences under the Criminal Code which carry a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment.

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