Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will announce a policy today to boost minimum wages by 25 per cent over the next two years, if his party is re-elected to office.The pledge will be made during a speech he will give to mark Labour Day.

A 25-per-cent hike would mean the minimum wage in Bangkok would rise to more than Bt250 per day from the current Bt216.”The premier has ordered Labour Minister Chalermchai Sri-on to inform the tripartite central committee on wages to implement this policy at their next meeting,” said Buranat Samutarak, the Democrat Party spokesman.

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