This week 3,000 workers walked out on strike against NagaWorld Casino in the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh, seeking better wages from their employer.
NagaWorld is one of about 100 casinos in the city, and it draws in billions of dollars a year in wagers and generates hundreds of millions of dollars in profits. The workers picketed in front of the complex, holding banners while demanding better pay from the casino. Currently, workers typically make between $190-$300 per month, and the workers feel that there's room for improvement.
Speaking about the matter union official Chhim Sithar said, "We are demanding a pay increase to $500 a month for casino staff and $300 for people who work in the hotel. The company made a huge profit in recent years."
We'll update readers as the negotiations continue.