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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

Minimum wage waive floated to sustain SMEs

The government is being advised to waive the daily minimum wage requirement for six months to help entrepreneurs maintain employment during the pandemic.Thanit Sorat, vice-chairman of the National Labour Development Advisory Council, said the council estimated that the country’s total unemployed could reach 9-10 million ...

Chatrudee Theparat

FTI wants SSF waiver for workers

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is calling for the Labour Ministry to waive the 5% contribution from insured workers to the Social Security Fund (SSF) for 6-12 months instead of increasing the daily minimum wage to 400 baht as promised during the election campaign.Keep ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Weigh wage hike carefully

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government, which was officially sworn in this week, will have to weigh carefully the demand by labour leaders for the daily minimum wage to be raised to 400 baht.The 400-baht hike was one of the poll campaign promises made by the Palang ...

Labour body calls for poll pledge on wages

The minimum wage hike has emerged as the latest hot potato for the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) after labour groups piled pressure on the government not to backtrack on its election promise.Meanwhile, the Democrat Party has urged the government to adopt its income guarantee ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Wage-hike disaster looms for many companies, FTI warns

Raising the daily minimum wage to 400 baht would have a detrimental impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) says.The 400-baht wage was a Palang Pracharath Party election campaign promise.Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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