Published: December 10, 2019
The Department of Internal Trade has been monitoring impacts on the prices of products following the government’s announcement on Friday (December 6) that the legal minimum wage will be increased from Bt325 to Bt331 per day on January 1, 2020, Whichai Phochanakij, the department’s director general, revealed.
Published: December 09, 2019
An increase in the minimum wage by Bt5 to Bt6 will neither hike the cost liability for entrepreneurs nor increase inflation, Anusorn Tamajai, the director of the Economic and Business Research Centre for Reform at Rangsit University's Institute of Economics, said yesterday (December 8).
Published: May 05, 2019
LEADING economists and manufacturers have warned that an increase in the minimum daily wage, as pledged by major political parties in the run-up to the general election in March in response to calls from labour groups, will dampen the competitiveness of the Thai economy.
Published: April 30, 2019
A MAJORITY OF Thai workers want the minimum daily wage set at a flat rate of Bt400 once the new government is in place. But, fearing a hike in prices of necessities because of the move, they also called for price controls, a recent survey by Bangkok Poll revealed yesterday.
Published: February 14, 2019
As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1.