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Workers' call for Bt360 daily minimum wage

By The Nation

 

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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.

 

All the provincial wage committees have already submitted their recommendations to the Central Wage Committee's sub-panel to check facts and determine the most appropriate increment. This should be complete by the end of February, said Jarin in his capacity as the committee chairman.

 

No conclusion has been reached so far, he said, because they were checking various factors, such as the current wage, the cost of living index, the average inflation, the average living cost, the production cost of goods and services, the capacity on business, and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 

 

The call for a flat-rate Bt360 daily minimum wage was within the workers' right but authorities would carefully consider the actual wage hike based on facts and ensure fairness to both the employers and the workers, Jarin said. 

 

"The daily minimum wage is different from one province to another because of differences in cost of living and some 4-5 factors. We are still in the process of considering the appropriate rates and the Central Wage Committee would conclude the new wages in March," he said.

 

Last year, the daily minimum wage increased in the range of Bt5-Bt22 among seven provincial clusters with Phuket, Chon Buri and Rayong having the highest rate wage at Bt330 a day. 

 

At of present time, Thailand has seven daily minimum wage rates - Bt308 (in three southernmost border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat), Bt310 (in 22 provinces), Bt315 (in 21 provinces), Bt318 (in seven provinces), Bt320 (in 14 provinces including Khon Kaen and Ubol Ratchathani), Bt325 (in seven provinces including Bangkok and Samut Prakan) and Bt330. The average minimum wage is Bt315.97.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364109

 

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Workers can call in a strike if the wages are not increased. No need to set minimum wage.

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15 minutes ago, shady86 said:

Workers can call in a strike if the wages are not increased. No need to set minimum wage.

Where's Red Robbo when you need him? 😆😆😆

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1 hour ago, shady86 said:

Workers can call in a strike if the wages are not increased. No need to set minimum wage.

Umh, I think that might "cross a line" as the current phrase is...

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1 hour ago, overherebc said:

Where's Red Robbo when you need him? 😆😆😆

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He's now organizing the angels into a heavenly union.

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I pay 500 every day to a senior man to build fences, fish ponds sheds and so on. He is teaching his son, a former

black sheep of the family who does the welding and hard work. I pay him 400.

I do not supervise them. They work well and achieve good results. And they are loyal to me.

And so they should be, it is my wife uncle and cousin.

I try to help out. But they are the constant workers and I am a short burst soon dehydrated impediment.

I support the higher pay.

Thailand is booming at the moment with record GDP.

It is time some of the goodies went to subsistence workers.

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16 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

He's now organizing the angels into a heavenly union.

Heard once that walking though the local park with a mate his mate said 'I see the daffodils are out' he replied 'is it official?'

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2 hours ago, overherebc said:

Where's Red Robbo when you need him? 😆😆😆

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        HE alone , shut  down  the  british car industry .

Enemy of the State . Rust in peace .

 

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3 minutes ago, elliss said:

 

        HE alone , shut  down  the  british car industry .

Enemy of the State . Rust in peace .

 

Almost on his own yes. Management attitude at the time, unintentionally on their part' gave him all the ammunition he needed.

Unfortunately he also had no idea how to take the industry forward.

Saw no further than his own bank balance.

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2 hours ago, shady86 said:

Workers can call in a strike if the wages are not increased. No need to set minimum wage.

Not quite that simple, there's also the case where the workers, especially those with limited opportunities, are afraid to strike... so the boss takes advantage of them...

 

Not the values that I was taught.

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9 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Not quite that simple, there's also the case where the workers, especially those with limited opportunities, are afraid to strike... so the boss takes advantage of them...

 

Not the values that I was taught.

 

       Laos workers , no minimum wage reqd.

Welcome to capitalism , in a third world country .

 

 

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It should IMHO be more than 360 a WORKING day, like for Burmese of both sexes, and idem from Cambodia and Laos! ..And also for employed Thais, those who would be WORKING, of course, what rather seems to be a minority alas. As my Thai wife says: 'all Thais want to have a job, but few want to work for the money'...

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Yes I would like 360 bts a day, I am not interested in increasing my productivity. I don't work if it rains and I work slower if its hot, I also wont be there is there is a death in the family or I had a night with Leo and chums, now where is the money?

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2 hours ago, bangrak said:

As my Thai wife says: 'all Thais want to have a job, but few want to work for the money'.

And that's a part of the problem right there. I strongly believe that the good, loyal, diligent employees should earn a lot more, but the rest, the lazy sods, shouldn't earn a fraction of what they're currently on. 

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