New Rates for Minimum Wage for Skilled Workers in Thailand

The new minimum wage rates for skilled workers ranges between THB340 per day and THB550 per day, depending on their levels of skills and experience

New measures issued to help SME with wage hike

The Thai government has initiated two measures to help Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs affected by the Bt300 daily minimum wage.

Higher Minimum Wage sparks controversy in Thailand

Thailand has enacted a national minimum wage that mandates a daily rate of 300 baht or $10. Although workers across the country welcomed the boost in income, some businesses have been laying off employees, complaining that they cannot afford to pay them.

Thailand grants new delay for unregistered migrant workers

Thailand’s cabinet agreed to grant an additional three-month grace period to illegal migrant workers to stay in the kingdom so that they could complete their registration process. For Thailand’s estimated 2.5 million migrant workers, 2013 brings new bureaucratic hurdles, but a promise of a higher minimum wage as well.

Thailand 300-baht Daily Minimum Wage Nationwide

Thai Government believed that the implementation of the 300-baht daily minimum wage nationwide would increase labor quality and improve the living conditions of workers.

Myanmar migrant workers will receive Bt300 minimum wage

Myanmar migrant workers who have already passed the nationality verification process are entitled to receive Thailand’s Bt300 minimum wage, the same rate as Thai workers under Thai law, according to Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Anusorn Kraiwatnussorn

Wage rise to 300 Baht: Production costs in Thailand up 16 %

Entrepreneurs’ production costs in Thailand have risen 16 per cent on average due to the minimum wage rise to Bt300/day, causing higher prices of goods of almost 14 per cent, according to Dhurakij Pundit University Research Center (DPURC)

100,000 Thai SME could shut down after 40% wage jump

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) projects that about 5.6 per cent of the country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) nationwide or about 100,000 businesses will be forced to close in the next six months following the daily minimum wage hike which took effect April 1, TCC Vice Chairman Bhumindr Harinsuit said.