Minimum daily wage may rise by B3

PHUKET: Phuket’s minimum daily wage, currently 178 baht, could rise to 181 baht, matching Bangkok, if the Phuket Provincial Labor Committee gets its way.

At a meeting yesterday, the committee – which comprises five provincial officials, five employers and five employees – approved the three-baht increase in principle.

Suthep Therdkiatkajorn, an official with the Phuket Provincial Labor Office, said that the proposal will be sent to the Ministry of Labor, which is expected to announce a decision on January 1 next year.

“The minimum wage can vary depending on the cost of living, and taking into account increased fuel prices,” K. Suthep added.

Phuket News

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