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Labour Day offers little to millions

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By law, domestic worker Banjong Wilaisri can take a break with paid leave today. 

But like every other year, however, Ms Banjong's National Labour Day will come and go as another day of hard work with low and irregular pay and weak social welfare support.

She is not alone. Of the 40-million-strong workforce, only about 15 million enjoy the labour and welfare protections of the formal sector.

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