Meeting scheduled for January 15 to look at raising Thai minimum wage

Those working for minimum wage here in the kingdom received some good news to start the new year after an announcement was made yesterday (January 4).

The Labour Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew that minimum wage is about to increase by up to 15 baht per day.

A meeting has been scheduled for January 15 with the National Minimum Wage committee to discuss the new wage increase.

Meeting scheduled for January 15 to look at raising Thai minimum wage

The wage increase is said to be a gift for the New Year from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

Pol Gen Adul said that the meeting will look at several factors such as the livelihood of workers, average living cost and employer’s affordability before deciding upon the new rate.

It was noted that the county’s minimum wage has been the same for the past three years.

The last minimum wage increase that did come into effect raised the minimum wage to 310 baht per day but only came into effect in 30 provinces.

The committee will now review all the factors on January 15 before deciding on the final rate which will come into effect at the end of the month.

Source : ThaiPBS

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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