Thailand: Workers demand diversity in wage panels & higher minimum wage

Author: Penchan Charoensuthipan, Bangkok Post, Published on: 10 September 2017

"Workers want more diversity on wage panels", 08 September 2017

Workers have been urged to reject the setting of daily minimum wages by tripartite provincial committees and to press for a national panel with more diverse representation.

Currently, wages are set by provincial committees….

Under the current structure, employees’ voices have never won in the panels….

The group also demanded that the 2018 minimum wage be high enough to support two family members in line with the principles of the 1970 Minimum Wage Fixing Convention…of the International Labor Organization.

The group wants the provincial wage committees scrapped, leaving only the national wage committee but with a more diverse composition.

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