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Wage policy flaws ‘need careful study’

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Flaws in the last minimum wage increase mean careful studies must be conducted before any similar policy is introduced in the future, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). 

The 300-baht minimum wage policy, launched by the previous Yingluck Shinawatra government, did not improve workers' financial status, said Yongyuth Chalamwong, a research director of the TDRI's labour development unit.

Many workers did not benefit from the policy because the pay rate did not match the cost of living, Mr Yongyuth said.

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