• Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Labour union plans campaign to push parties into keeping wage-hike promises
    THE CONFEDERATION of Thai Labour (CTL) is looking to hold discussions with workers to plan a pressure campaign to ensure that political parties fulfil their campaign promises to hike the minimum wage, after their hope for a quick rise was crushed by the abrupt resignation of Labour Ministry executives.
    national
  • Mon, 06 May 2019 01:00
    Hiking minimum wage ‘could erode competitiveness’
    LEADING economists and manufacturers have warned that an increase in the minimum daily wage, as pledged by major political parties in the run-up to the general election in March in response to calls from labour groups, will dampen the competitiveness of the Thai economy.
    Economy
  • Wed, 01 May 2019 01:00
    Workers seek Bt400 minimum wage and price controls across country: poll
    A MAJORITY OF Thai workers want the minimum daily wage set at a flat rate of Bt400 once the new government is in place. But, fearing a hike in prices of necessities because of the move, they also called for price controls, a recent survey by Bangkok Poll revealed yesterday.
    national
  • Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:07
    Hike in minimum wage will cause more losses than gain: FTI
    The Federation of Thai Industry (FTI) is urging the next government to work more closely with the private sector in crafting key economic policies, stating that further hiking the minimum wage – a policy proposed by several political parties – will hurt the low-income sector and be harmful to the economy.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    Parties rolling out the goodies
    A MINIMUM income guarantee scheme, restructuring of the tax system, increase in minimum wage, price guarantee for agricultural products and boost for industry were some of the many promises that major political parties outlined as part of their election manifestos on the economy at a seminar.
    Economy
  • Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:00
    Exporters up in arms against plan to hike daily minimum wage
    EXPORT companies in more than 40 provinces are voicing loud opposition to plans of raising the minimum daily wage.
    national
  • Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00
    Workers' call for Bt360 daily minimum wage
    As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1.
    national
  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
    Voice TV to take NBTC to court over new 15-day ban
    VOICE TV is preparing to wage a legal battle against the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) over its latest order suspending the TV station’s licence for 15 days from today.
    politics
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:01
    Drones, fire trucks, tall buildings wage war on haze
    Four water-carrying drones took off from Bangkok City Hall on Friday morning to join three fire engines in the latest assault on health-threatening haze.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:09
    Korn Ferry wage forecasts 5.5% boost in Thailand
    A forecast issued by Korn Ferry predicts that employees in Thailand will enjoy a salary increase of 5.5 per cent in 2019, similar to the previous year.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Kalasin villagers wage battle with supernatural after three ‘mysterious’ deaths
    Residents of two villages in Kalasin held rituals yesterday in a bid to ward off an evil spirit believed responsible for the sudden deaths of three local men.
    national
  • Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
    Indian temples must help tackle farm crisis
    India, a country with about 70 per cent of its people depending directly or indirectly on agriculture, is going through an agrarian crisis of unprecedented scale. Two back-to-back droughts, fast-depleting ground water, weather events such as heavy rainfall, floods, drought, low productivity of small-scale farming and declining rural wages clearly point to a deepening crisis.
    opinion
  • Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
    Frozen wages compromising standard of living of workers across country
    WORKERS ARE expected to reap some gains from political campaigns in the run-up to the upcoming general election, but most of them are still struggling to make ends meet due to both the economic slowdown and disruptions caused by technology, experts said. 
    business
  • Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
    Daily wage changed to reflect skills standards
    FROM JANUARY 1, the daily wage for skilled workers in 19 occupations will range from Bt345 to Bt858 so as to reflect current skills standards.
    national
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00
    SURVEY Average wage to rise by 5.3 per cent next year 
    The average salary increase across industries in Thailand is expected to rise slightly from 5.2 per cent to 5.3 per cent in 2019, according to the Total Compensation Measurement (TCM) Study and Benefit Survey 2018, conducted by Aon Plc, a global services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions.
    Economy
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