Employment & Labour Law

MOL to finalize Minimum Wage increase in March

Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Minimum Wage Committee plans to finalize this year’s Minimum Wage increase for all 77 provinces within March.

The Ministry of Labor’s Permanent Secretary Jarin Chakkaphark revealed the 2019 Minimum Wage increase for each province is being reviewed by subcommittees and will be proposed to the Minimum Wage Committee for approval in March.

He said the proposed single-rate of Minimum Wage at 360 baht per day nationwide is to be taken into account, regarding the current wages, the costs of living, inflation, the manufacturing costs, business performances, the GDP, and other economic factors, to assure the Minimum Wage increase will be fair to all sides.

The Labor Association of Thailand’s President Panas Thailuan said the adjustment for each province has been proposed to rise by 2-10 baht in a number of provinces and to remain unchanged in 40 other provinces.

He said the subcommittees’ resolutions are yet to be approved by the Minimum Wage Committee, which will hold another bilateral meeting with delegates from the government, employers and employees to endorse the increased Minimum Wage.

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