Thailand hikes minimum wage to help workers


The daily pay will rise an average 2.4% to between 330 baht and 370 baht from Jan 1. — Bloomberg

Bangkok: Thailand plans to increase the statutory daily minimum wage from next year, a move that will help millions of workers employed in sectors from construction to manufacturing and tourism deal with the rising cost of living amid a sluggish post-pandemic economic recovery.

The daily pay will rise an average 2.4% to between 330 baht and 370 baht from Jan 1, depending on the economic conditions of each of the nation’s 77 provinces, according to Piroj Chotikasatien, permanent-secretary at the Labour Ministry .

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