Migrant worker policy needs boost

Nonarit Bisonyabut The current Thai government’s new policy to create more systematic and efficient management of migrant workers can kill three birds with one stone. The implementation of this policy, the Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers Management, has been postponed. But the policy itself will eventually come into effect within the next four months. It […]

Learning that creates value for work

Yongyuth Chalamwong, Wanwisa Suebnusorn Several recent studies have indicated that demand for labour under globalisation favours the employment of workers with secondary education-type skills – such as proficiency in reading and writing, capacity to reason, problem-solving skills and the ability to learn throughout life. As a result, the current role of secondary education comprises both […]

TDRI analysis highlights impact of new minimum wage

Government measures to improve labour skills to match market demand are needed to reduce the widespread impact of the daily minimum wage hike in both the short and the long term, says the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Yongyuth Chalamwong, a senior researcher, said the 300-baht daily minimum wage that took effect nationwide on Jan […]