Wage policy flaws ‘need careful study’

Flaws in the last minimum wage increase mean careful studies must be conducted before any similar policy is introduced in the future, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). The 300-baht minimum wage policy, launched by the previous Yingluck Shinawatra government, did not improve workers’ financial status, said Yongyuth Chalamwong, a research director of […]

‘Many left out of labour schemes’

The country’s labour-protection schemes have hardly reached informal workers and farmers. “There is a big gap between registered and unregistered workers,” Yongyuth Chalamwong of the Thailand Development Research Institute’s centre for labour development said yesterday. The Social Security Fund focuses on registered workers while the Workmen’s Compensation Fund benefits only full-time workers. “But in fact, […]