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Unions target London's Howard hotel in Cambodia row

08 June 2004
Unions target London's Howard hotel in Cambodia row

Members of the T&G trade union demonstrated outside the Raffles-owned Swissotel Howard in London at lunchtime today in protest at the treatment by the group of workers in Cambodia.

The T&G is backing the International Union of Food and Hotel Workers, which says the management of the Raffles hotel at Angkor in Cambodia has sacked more than 300 staff in a row over the distribution of service charges.

Raffles had hoped to put the long-running dispute behind it after signing a bargaining agreement with more than 200 unionised employees at the hotel.

But the unions claim this has simply created a "yellow" union, designed to to the bidding of the company with no questions asked.

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