Selective minimum wage increases in 10 provinces

Thailand’s Wage Committee decided today to increase minimum wages to 400 baht for employees working in 4-star hotels which have at least 50 employees, located in specific areas in 10…

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Committee approves new formula for calculating minimum wages

The tri-partite Wage Committee has approved, by a vote of 7:5, a new formula for the calculation of minimum wages, which is tentatively expected to come into force in April,…

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Cabinet agrees minimum wage increases

The cabinet agreed to increases in minimum wages by 2-16 baht/day today, as proposed by the tri-partite wage committee. The new rates will become effective on January 1. There are…

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Wage committee rejects PM’s call to readjust minimum wages 

The tri-partite wage committee has rejected Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s request for them to reconsider their recent decision to increase the minimum wage by only Bt2-16 a day and the…

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People want single minimum wage for the whole country – NIDA Poll

Most respondents to a recent opinion poll want one minimum wage rate to be applied across the country, instead of several rates and that the Bt2-16 wage increase proposed by…

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Labour minister withdraws wage issue from cabinet for review

Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has withdrawn the minimum wage issue from cabinet consideration for a review with the national tri-partite wage committee, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Tuesday. He…

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PM Srettha Thavisin is greeted by people during his visit to Kanchanaburi yesterday.//Photo : PM Facebook

New minimum wages are too low and need review : PM

The prime minister is not satisfied with the Wage Committee’s Friday decision on the new minimum wages in Thailand, saying that they are too low and promising a review. Speaking…

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New minimum wages to come into force by New Year

New minimum wages for Thailand will be announced in December, but the rates will be less than 400 baht per day, Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said Monday. He said that…

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Labour ministry to raise minimum wage to Bt400 max by December

The Ministry of Labour is considering raising minimum wages, which currently range from 328-354 baht per day, to a maximum of 400 baht, according to Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. He…

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Government promises Bt400 minimum wage in January

Thailand’s minimum wage is expected to be increased to 400 baht/day, tentatively from January 1, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. He said that the increase should, however, be in…

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Thailand’s inflation in May the lowest for 21 months

The rate of inflation in Thailand has dropped for five consecutive months, to 0.53% in May, which is the lowest for 21 months, thanks to the reduction in electricity and…

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Businesses express concern over Move Forward minimum wage increase policy

Members of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) are scheduled to meet with key members of the Move Forward party, to express their concern over the party’s policy to increase…

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Can Thailand afford to raise minimum wage to 600 baht?

The Pheu Thai Party has made a big election promise: if it becomes the ruling party next year, Thailand’s minimum daily wage will rise to 600 baht by 2027. The…

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Private sector against Pheu Thai’s 600-baht minimum wage proposal

The Thai private sector has expressed serious concerns over the opposition Pheu Thai Party’s ambitious plan to increase the daily minimum wage to 600 baht by 2027, claiming that this…

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Thailand’s daily wage hike will not necessarily put more food on the table

Although the minimum daily wage will rise by an average of 5 percent from October 1, not many workers see a brighter future. “The increase will not make my life…

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Labour Day brings little cheer for Thailand’s 20 million informal workers

While workers’ demands always make headlines on Labour Day, more than half of working Thais have nothing to look forward to since they are “informal workers”. Even if those demands…

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Social security for informal sector labour a pressing national priority

As we approach another Labour Day on May 1, many economists believe one of the priorities for the government is to expand social security so as to cover all workers…

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The Cabinet approves the daily minimum wage hike by Bt5-Bt6

The Cabinet on December 11 approved the minimum wage increase according to the proposal by the National Wage Committee. In spite of the promises made by political parties before the…

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Most Thai laborers expect 400 baht minimum wage from new government: Bangkok Poll

Most Thai laborers are expecting that the minimum wage will be adjusted up to at least 400 baht when the new post-election government comes into the office, according to Bangkok…

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Palang Pracharat promises 400-450 baht minimum wage to woo voters

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party has come up with a set of populist policies ahead of the general election just nine days away, including a daily national minimum wage of 400-450 baht. When unveiling the…

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Palang Pracharat promises 400-450 baht minimum wage to woo voters

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party has come up with a set of populist policies ahead of the general election just nine days away, including a daily national minimum wage of 400-450 baht. When unveiling the…

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Palang Pracharat promises 400-450 baht minimum wage to woo voters

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party has come up with a set of populist policies ahead of the general election just nine days away, including a daily national minimum wage of 400-450 baht. When unveiling the…

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