Minimum wage raise under scrutiny

Minimum wage raise under scrutiny

The Labour Ministry will conduct a feasibility study on the impact of increasing the minimum daily wage while the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) suggests the rate should be set at 492 baht.

A study will be carried out by the Office of the Permanent Secretary for the Labour Ministry to determine the suitability of the minimum wage, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said on Monday after a discussion with the TLSC and State Enterprises Workers Relations Confederation (Serc).

Sawit Kaewvarn, a representative of the TLSC, told the media that the committee and Serc submitted a request for the study on Dec 21 due to the economic hardship caused by the pandemic, leading to higher prices of consumer goods, food and fuel, among other items.

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