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SSO to provide financial assistance to axed Dhara Dhevi Hotel employees


The Chiang Mai office of the Social Security Office (SSO) has been asked to look into the laying off of 258 employees of Dhara Dhevi Hotel in Chiang Mai, which announced bankruptcy in November.

SSO secretary-general Thossaphol Kritwongwiman, said, “We will make sure that the terminated employees receive their benefits in case of loss of jobs as guaranteed by social security.”
The hotel had announced its temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic in May and October.
Earlier, some 200 employees of the hotel had filed petitions with the governor of Chiang Mai and the Chiang Mai Provincial Labour Protection and Welfare Office several times that the management had postponed the reopening of the hotel and the payment of staff salaries.
“Initially, they will be entitled to 70 per cent of their wages for 200 days since the day they were terminated.
“As for employees who had applied to receive children subsidy while they were working at the hotel, they should apply to be an insurer after they were terminated under Section 39 of Social Security Act, which will entitle them to Bt600 subsidy per month per child until they are six years old,” he added.
“Affected employees who are over 55 years old can apply for elderly benefits, which include either a bonus or pension depending on their contribution to the Social Security Fund.”

Related Story: Dhara Dhevi Hotel ceases operations in Chiang Mai

Published : December 01, 2020

By : THE NATION