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

Thai labour to fill vacancies caused by migrant workers unable to return amid Covid

The government aims to promote employment for Thais in industries facing labour shortage due to Covid-19.Labour Minister Suchat Chomklin said on Saturday that several industries were in need of labourers, as migrant workers have been prohibited from returning to Thailand due to Covid-19 restrictions.He said ...

The Nation Reporter

US trade preferences cut to affect 40,000 workers

Labour networks will meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on March 3 to discuss ways to avert the US suspension of preferential trade privileges for Thailand under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).Speaking at a seminar on the issue on Saturday, Chalee Loysoong, deputy chairman of ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Thai labourers face uncertainty over cost of production

The slowdown in global economy has dampened growth of the support industries in Thailand in its role as a part-producer for foreign investors, with all finished items shipped out to target countries or the parent companies. When investing companies add value to their products and ...

The Nation Reporter

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 minister: Minimum wage will rise gradually

The minimum wage will rise gradually, with increases awarded in those industries able to absorb them, Labour Minister MR Chatumongol Sonaku said on Wednesday.MR Chatumongol said he would give emphasis on development of labour skills in the workforce. He had set a target of a ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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