BANGKOK, 29 March 2012 -Labor Minister Phadermchai Sasomsab has reiterated that the new 300 baht minimum wage will be enforced on April 1st onwards while there will be an organization to assess the impact from the wage rise.
The Labor Minister said a 40% rise will be applied to the minimum wage across the country beginning April onwards. He said the new adjustment shall not include social benefits and overtime pays.
He warned that government officials overseeing the wage scheme may have to work harder to listen to public comments which the Ministry will use as basis for developing a solution.
Touching on reports that hotel businesses are planning to lay off workers due to the wage rise, the minister said his office is keeping an eye on the situation. New jobs would be sought for laid off workers if necessary. Skill training will also be provided to match them with new jobs.
(NNT : NUPPOL SUVANSOMBUT)