Thailand: Workers’ group lobbies daily wages be increased to 700 baht to meet rising cost of living; urges govt. to abide to ILO conventions on workers' right to associate & organise
Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times, Published on: 12 November 2017
"Workers group want Thailand to raise daily wages to 700 baht", 11 November 2017
Workers’ lobby groups wants the Thai government to raise daily wages for all workers, including local and foreign, to 700 baht…from the current about 350 baht per day to commensurate with the rising cost of living.
“We and the Thai labour organisations asked for this wage according to the ILO convention, because the ILO convention states that a man’s wage should be enough to support his family members,” MWRN’s president U Aung Kyaw…
The workers’ organisations have also urged Thailand to sign and abide to the ILO conventions No. 87 (freedom of Association)and 98 (Right to Organise).
U Aung Kyaw said that a worker must be paid 712 baht to match the current cost of living in Thailand based on their calculations.