Two out of three Thai workers are happy at work

Most Thai workers say they have a happy work life but are hoping the new government will boost the minimum wage and provide better medical welfare benefits.

Just some of the results of a recent National Institute of Development Institution (NIDA) poll.

The poll was conducted around the country to gauge worker ‘happiness’ and ask what they expect from the government to improve their lives (numbers rounded to the nearest .1%).

  • 64.9% say they have a happy work life
  • 27.4% say have a very happy work life
  • 7% say they don’t have a happy work life
  • 0.8% say they are not happy at all with their work

What the Government do to assist Thai labourers?

  • 47.1% want an increase in the minimum wage to meet with the cost of living
  • 22% want an increase in medical benefits
  • 11.3% want promotion of labour skills
  • 10.6% seek a solution to the unemployment problem
  • 6.7% want the preventing of employers from taking advantage of their employees
  • 2.1% want government action against migrant workers taking over their jobs

What skills would you like to improve?

  • 38.7% mentioned the foreign languages
  • 12.9% industrial works
  • 10.2% computer skills
  • 7.4% food and beverages
  • 6.9% social media
  • 6.5% construction work
  • 5.4% car and motorcycle repairs
  • 4.9% electrical and electronic works
  • 3.5% taloring
  • 0.88% hairdressing

The poll was conducted between April 19-21 on 1,256 people aged 18+.

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