By THE NATION
Chansilp Subnonwai, leader of the Ayutthaya Labour Union, said the union wants the ministry to adjust the terms as follows:
1. Members of the social security scheme should be paid their contribution to the fund in its entirety when they retire;
2. Members should be allowed to use the total amount of their contribution as collateral when applying for loans at state-run banks;
3. Retirees should be given the option of either withdrawing their entire compensation in one go or be paid monthly as a pension.
Chansilp said the group had no plans to camp out and would disperse as soon as their request has been submitted. Apinya Sujarittanan, director-general of Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, accepted the petition at around noon.