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Bangla entertainment workers protest over unpaid SSO payments

By The Phuket News

 

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The staffers from the Bangla entertainment district in Patong left out of work due to the COVID=19 crisis protested in front of the Social Security Office in Kathu yesterday afternoon (May 18). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Staffers from the entertainment district centred on Bangla Rd in Patong now out of work, and without any income, due to the COVID-19 restrictions protested in front of the Social Security Office (SSO) in Kathu yesterday (May 18) over unpaid relief funds from the government that have never arrived.

 

Their demands focused on relief funds promised by the government to which the workers are entitled to under Section 33 of the Social Security Act. Section 33 of the act stipulates that people forced to stop working through no fault of their own are to be given 62% of their daily wages based on a maximum monthly salary of B15,000 for a maximum of 90 days.

 

Among those gathered in front of the office were workers holding placards saying “How has this delay happened? People are in trouble, do you know?” and “It is our right to ask, It is a right that we are supposed to receive!”

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/bangla-entertainment-workers-protest-over-unpaid-sso-payments-76107.php

 

 

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"that have never arrived."......if they were actually ever sent is the question....and if the funds were sent and never arrived, they were stolen.

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45 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

"that have never arrived."......if they were actually ever sent is the question....and if the funds were sent and never arrived, they were stolen.

Government has made many promises and is at best very slow in delivering. Also for my staff we're still waiting for SSO payments, 1.5 months after the forms were sent in. And some have received, but many still waiting for the 5,000 Baht the government promised.

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15,000 baht was actually promised , then the Government Elite thought about how that would eat into their precious $ US226 billion reserves , and that  could erode the high value of their baht and current fabulous buying power , and so decided not to deliver on that promise . So now its just 5,000 baht that the common Thai  may or may not receive. This is contrary to the law -

 

"Section 33 of the act stipulates that people forced to stop working through no fault of their own are to be given 62% of their daily wages based on a maximum monthly salary of B15,000 for a maximum of 90 days."

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14 minutes ago, zaZa9 said:

15,000 baht was actually promised , then the Government Elite thought about how that would eat into their precious $ US226 billion reserves , and that  could erode the high value of their baht and current fabulous buying power , and so decided not to deliver on that promise . So now its just 5,000 baht that the common Thai  may or may not receive. This is contrary to the law -

 

"Section 33 of the act stipulates that people forced to stop working through no fault of their own are to be given 62% of their daily wages based on a maximum monthly salary of B15,000 for a maximum of 90 days."

Your second paragraph, the law, refers to people employed and paying SS, your first paragraph to people not officially employed.

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