The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) wants the government to postpone the increase in the minimum wage to 300 baht a day in 70 provinces until 2015.
The FTI will make the request on Sunday at a meeting of public and private-sector leaders on Koh Samui. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who will also chair a cabinet meeting on the resort island.
The minimum wage was increased to 300 baht a day in April in the country's seven most developed provinces: Bangkok, Phuket, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Sakhon.
The FTI will ask the prime minister to consider delaying until 2015 the wage increase, due to take effect on Jan 1, 2013, for the other 70 provinces.
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