Labor policy and administration

Better deal for workers

As Thailand marks Labour Day today, parties are busy campaigning for the upcoming election on May 14. Many parties are proposing policies to support workers, with a key highlight being an increase in daily minimum wages. However, questions have been raised about this proposal, as ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Amendment to labour law offers protection to employees working from home

Labour Protection Act BE 2566 (2023), which facilitates working from home, will come into effect on April 18 this year, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Thursday.She said the amendment was necessary as the old Labour Protection Act BE 2541 (1998) did not take ...

The Nation Reporter

Labour Ministry agrees to hike minimum wage from Bt336: source

The government is set to approve a sharp rise in the minimum wage from Bt336 to a flat rate of Bt492, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.Coming just two years after the previous raise, the expected hike would mainly benefit labourers. However, ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet backs B2.25bn for job scheme

The cabinet on Tuesday approved the allocation of 2.25 billion baht from a central budget reserved for emergency purposes in fiscal 2021 to hire 10,000 new university graduates for one year, in a move to help people financially suffering from the coronavirus outbreak.According to Prime ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Labour Ministry readies over 58,000 job vacancies for workers hit by new outbreak

The Labour Ministry is gathering a list of more than 58,000 available positions to help workers made jobless by the fresh Covid-19 outbreak.The ministry’s Department of Employment (DoE) will advertise 58,151 job positions from private firms and government agencies, said DoE director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul on ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet approves new economic campaigns [Video]

The Cabinet has approved three new job and income promotion campaigns in communities, focusing mainly on the promotion of jobs and improved incomes in local communities.Keep watching ...

Migrant workers to be allowed to stay another two years

Migrant workers who have completed a four-year contract will be allowed to stay in Thailand for another two years to help solve the problem of labour shortage due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said the Cabinet had resolved on Tuesday that workers who ...

The Nation Reporter

New ad-hoc centre to track unemployment, help both employers and workers over legal rights

The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has launched a new ad-hoc centre to track job losses, hoping to serve as an intermediary to help employers and workers gain access to legal rights.Covid-19 has affected businesses both in terms of increasing costs and unemployment. According ...

The Nation Reporter

Hourly wages back on table amid concerns

Authorities have pushed the adoption of hourly wages while labour activists remain wary that employees in some industries would be further exploited.As unemployment soars in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak — 9 million Thais are forecast to lose jobs as a result of the ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Labour Rights curtailed during COVID-19

The Thai Ministry of Labour has invoked the Emergency Decree to prohibit labour strikes and lockouts during the Covid-19 outbreak. Any labour disputes will be transferred to the Labour Relations Committee appointed by Chatumongol Sonakul, the Minister of Labour.The order has been in effect from ...

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