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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced that the government will be pushing for a swift increase in the minimum daily wage to 400 baht, in a bid to assist workers grappling with rising living costs. The decision will be reached through negotiations between the government, employers, and workers to agree upon a reasonable amount. The … …

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2 hours ago, Thaiger said:

highlighted the country’s low unemployment rate, which stands at a mere 1%.

Statistics!

Everyone should know, after covid, that millions of people are not in this statistics, because they arent having jobs with social insurances and tax paying.

These people are nothing, in this statistic. Also the mothers of bargirls, taking care the kids of the kid, arent in it.

And millions of workers from near by countries are working for less than the actual minimum is "suggesting".

Aside that minimum pay rises makes living more expensive also for the people without jobs, "self employed jobs" (like garbage separators with motocycle), because the bosses will have to earn that money on top of the money, they earn now.

I would actually like to see, who will stand on the workers side in this negotiations?

Imho they dont have real unions, mostly only factory worker representatives. Assumingly still to dangerous, this job in Thailand?

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Sadly whilst I believe that raising the minimum daily wage is a good thing I believe in some industries (where illegal aliens are already employed) that these industries will just employ more illegal workers at way below this minimum.

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Thailand relies on the gig  workers for jobs such as food delivery. The Line drivers get a small delivery fee. Always below minimum. These workers are left behind.

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34 minutes ago, Vigo said:

Thailand relies on the gig  workers for jobs such as food delivery. The Line drivers get a small delivery fee. Always below minimum. These workers are left behind.

I don't know about that

 

I'd presume a lot of those guys could drive MB taxi

 

My BIL's drive MB taxi and they do very well

Easily making well over min wage most days

 

But they own their vests so maybe if you don't own your own vest it's different 

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As sounds good on paper it is actually not. It makes thailand less competitive in the world market. It raises end costs of products. I know of a factory that pays over the minimum for skilled workers or they would just find employment elsewhere. Problem is they raise the wage and then this starts the vicious circle raising the experienced workers wages as well. With one there is a chain reaction. Thailand is already more expensive in many ways already. Go automated is the way but that hurts workers being able to work. 

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