Daily minimum wage to rise by 5% from Oct. 1 – official

By Reuters and published by Investing.com plus INN News

THAILAND will raise the daily minimum wage by an average of 5.02% from October 1, a Labour Ministry official said today (August 26), as it seeks to help workers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A government wage committee agreed the raise to between 328 baht and 354 baht ($9.11-$9.84), Boonchob Suthamanaswong, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said in a statement.

($1 = 35.99 baht)

Nine rates are applicable thenceforth as follows: 

1) 354 baht- three provinces – Chonburi, Rayong and Phuket;

2) 353 baht – six provinces – Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon;

3) 345 baht – one province – Chachoengsao;

4) 343 baht – one province – Ayutthaya;

5) 340 baht – 14 provinces – Prachin Buri, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trat, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Suphan Buri, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lop Buri and Saraburi;

6) 338 baht – six provinces – Mukdahan, Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon, Samut Songkhram, Chanthaburi and Nakhon Nayok;

7) 335 baht – 19 provinces – Phetchabun, Kanchanaburi, Bueng Kan, Chainat, Nakhon Phanom, Phayao, Surin, Yasothon, Roi Et, Loei, Phatthalung, Uttaradit, Nakhon Sawan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phitsanulok, Ang Thong, Sa Kaeo, Buriram and Phetchaburi;

8) 332 baht – 22 provinces – Amnat Charoen, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Trang, Si Sa Ket, Nong Bua Lamphu, Uthai Thani, Lampang, Lamphun, Chumphon, Maha Sarakham, Sing Buri, Satun, Phrae, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Ratchaburi, Tak, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chaiyaphum, Ranong and Phichit;

9) 328 baht –  five provinces – Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, Nan and Udon Thani.


Top: A construction worker. Photo: INN News

Front Page: People wearing face masks shop inside a market amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid- 19) in Bangkok on November 16, 2021. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha and published by Investing.com

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