Committee retains wage adjustment of 2.37%

The tripartite committee studying the minimum wage has adhered to its previous resolution to increase the minimum wage by province within the range of 330 to 370 baht, a hike of 2-16 baht per day or an average of 2.37%, from January 1 onwards.

The committee, which comprises representatives of employers, employees and the government sector, met on Wednesday to reconsider the details of the minimum wage adjustment across all 77 provinces following a remark of Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin that the proposed rates were “too low”.

After the committee’s resolution was announced on December 8, the prime minister called on businesses to consider paying workers more than the proposed rates, pointing out that businesses also benefited from government measures such as reduced electricity prices.

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The Nation Reporter