Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Up to 10 million Thais out of work in next three months – CCSA

Thaiger

Published

 on 

As many as 10 million Thais could be out of work in the next few months if the current Covid-19 epidemic drags on. Supant Mongkolsuthee, the president of the Federation of Thai IndustriesGovernment, says the Thai government needs to provide timely support for businesses.

As head of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s working committee, tasked with overseeing small and medium-sized enterprises, Supant says that SME operators want the Government to step in immediately and shoulder 50% of the 15,000 baht monthly minimum wage, so that they will not be forced to lay off millions of Thailand’s blue-collar workers.

“The SME operators will contribute 25% of the pay, while the workers forgo the rest in order to keep their jobs and the working hours will be halved to four hours a day.”

“This proposal would help save about 10 million jobs if approved.”

The CCSA working committee is one of the five panels, set up by Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha in his capacity as CCSA chief. Members of the five panels have been told by the secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board to come up with measures to help companies get through the pandemic which has wreaked havoc on businesses, is most sectors, big and small.

Kalin Sarasin, president of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and head of the committee studying which businesses could be allowed to resume operations, says that his panel will propose which businesses could return to work, without compromising measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thailand's largest online portal for news and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Autopsy results for woman who died after mixing vaccines

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Covid UPDATE Saturday: 14,260 new infections, news briefs

Thailand11 hours ago

Department head predicts Covid-19 could last up to another year

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

World13 hours ago

Swedish prison hostage situation resolved with pizza

Thailand14 hours ago

Minister: Foreigners, migrant workers are cared for amid Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

“Withhold Intubation” for certain older Thammasat Hospital patients

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Bang Sue vaccination centre open for expats 60+, under must wait

Coronavirus News & Updates19 hours ago

“Covid-19” deaths said to cause crematorium in Bangkok to partially collapse

Thailand20 hours ago

Nakhon Sawan farmers make large profits growing fingerroot as Covid cure

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Leaked document: military arranging private Moderna vaccines

Thailand21 hours ago

Nakhon Si Thammarat arrest drug suspect hiding in jar

Media21 hours ago

19 year old man drowns in a Kanchanaburi river while rescuing his puppy

Thailand21 hours ago

Online registration site up for interprovincial travel permission

Thailand21 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Sandbox tweak, ‘filthy rich’ visa, Chon Buri restrictions | July 23

Phuket22 hours ago

18 infections today in Phuket creeps closer to 90/week threshold

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending