Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:00
Wage rise for judges gets first nod
THE National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday overwhelmingly approved in principle a government motion seeking salary increases for judges, public prosecutors and members of independent organisations. The NLA’s first reading voted to pass amendments to five laws regulating personnel of the relevant agencies, as proposed by the Cabinet.
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:00
Retailer group tallies costs of wage rises
THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) says the government’s proposed increase in the minimum wage – applied in a range that differs by area – will increase the cost burden of businesses.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:00
Tax relief proposed for SMEs hurt by wage rises
FINANCE Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has pledged additional tax deductions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the recent proposed increases in the minimum daily wage.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:00
Bosses call for U-turn on wage rises
THE NATION’S top private-sector advisory grouping has called on the government to go back to the drawing board on the recently announced rises in minimum daily wages that its members say do not reflect the different economic conditions across the country.
Mon, 01 May 2017 13:39
Labour organisations march for minimum wage rise
Some 3,000 members of labour organisations joined a rally on Monday to mark International Worker's Day and call for the government to solve inequity while taking care of workers' quality of life and security.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:52
Junta helpers eyeing wage rise
The Cabinet on Tuesday is slated to consider a proposal to increase the salaries of hundreds of government officials told to help the junta perform its work.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:59
Cambodia garment unions push for minimum wage rise
Phnom Penh (dpa) - Negotiations on raising the minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of workers in Cambodia's vital garment sector were set to begin in the capital Friday.
Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00
Call for minimum wage rise
A group of part-time fast food workers in Bangkok's Bang Kapi area yesterday called for the Bt300 minimum daily wage to be hiked to Bt450.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00
TOT backs down, agrees to 7.5% wage rise
THE BOARD and management of state telecom enterprise TOT agreed yesterday with employees' request for a 7.5-per-cent wage increase, starting in April.
The hike is the same as last year's.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00
Big minimum wage rises in Badung, Denpasar
The regional administrations in two of Bali's economic barometers - Denpasar and Badung - have decided to increase the 2014 minimum wage by 23 per cent and 14 per cent respectively starting in January.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00
Cambodia orders wage rise for garment workers
Phnom Penh - The Cambodian government told garment manufacturers on Thursday to raise the minimum wage paid to employees in one of the country's key industries, a move that will see basic pay rise from 61 to 75 dollars a month.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00
Firms in North hurt by minimum wage rise, want more govt help
Following the daily wage hike to Bt300 nationwide, business people in Lampang want the government to adjust loan criteria for them - and warned 10 per cent of key local businesses could fold by June if they don't get assistance.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00
Wage rise may boost GDP, but 'businesses will need to adapt'
The increase of the minimum wage to Bt300 per day nationwide on January 1 may raise the earnings of about 70 per cent of workers across the country and overall payroll by 0.6 per cent of 2013 gross domestic product, according to Kasikorn Research Co.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00
Labour shortage worries builders, developers
Business operators in the construction and property-development sectors foresee a big challenge in the year ahead: It will be difficult to find workers even when the daily minimum wage rises to Bt300 nationwide.
Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:00
New problems to solve old ones
Re: "Use the minimum wage rise to rethink strategy", Editorial, yesterday.