BANGKOK, 17 March 2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stressed the importance of the minimum wage rise policy in her Saturday talk show which mainly focused on the high cost of living.
Ms. Yingluck explained that the THB300 minimum wage would enable low-income earners to cope with higher living cost by giving them better access to necessary consumer products, which were becoming more expensive.
She insisted that skill development must be promoted after the wage hike. The Labor Ministry has been assigned to work in tandem with operators on this matter.
As part of the plan to help ease people’s financial difficulties, the free bus and train project will continue. The public will also be urged to adjust to an energy-saving lifestyle.
In addtion, the public sector will need to map out energy efficiency strategies and look for new alternative energy sources at the same time.
(NNT : Vipaporn Pooritanasarn)