A total of 2,193 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are expected to be affected by the increase in the daily minimum wage to 300 baht, according to Labour Minister Padermchai Sasomsap.
The figure was based on a preliminary assessment made by officials about how businesses are preparing for the wage hike, which will take effect on Jan 1 in 70 provinces.
The minimum wage was already increased to 300 baht in April in the seven most highly developed provinces including Bangkok and Phuket.
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