The minimum wage for 2024 has been raised to a maximum of 16 baht in Phuket. The maximum wage is only 370 baht.

The “Wage Board” has decided to increase the minimum wage in each province by 2-16 baht. Phuket was the only province with a 16 baht increase, resulting in the highest wage in the country at 370 baht. For the 3 Southern Frontier Provinces, the increase is only 2 Baht. In and around Bangkok, the wage has increased by 10 baht to 363 baht. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor said that the employers do not agree to pay less than 400 baht and are preparing to propose it to the Cabinet on the 12th. Dec., as a New Year gift with effect from 1 January 2024

On December 8th at 10:00 AM at the Ministry of Labour, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Mr. The 22nd Pay Committee (Committee) headed by Piroj Chotikasthyan. A meeting to consider the minimum wage rate for 2024 as submitted by the Education Subcommittee and to consider the minimum wage rate of each province. There is a pay board for employees. All employers and Govt attended the meeting. A 5-hour meeting was held to arrive at a consensus on raising the minimum wage across the country.

Mr. Pirot announced the meeting results The Wage Committee approved the minimum wage rate for 2024 ranging from 2 to 16 baht per day, or an average of 2.37 percent, divided into 17 rates, with the highest rate in Phuket Province at 370 baht and the lowest rate at 330. baht in Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani provinces, Jan. 1, 2024 to be brought up for consideration by the Cabinet on December 12, 2024. In some provinces this adjustment to the minimum wage rate is lower. Some provinces have made changes. Workers can live according to their economic and social conditions. Consider economic conditions, inflation, and employment rates. Listen to all opinions so that employers and employees can live on a basis of equality.

To adjust the wage rates, divided into 17 groups, namely 370 baht rate, 1 province Phuket, rate 363 baht, 6 provinces Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, The. Rate 361 baht, 2 provinces Chonburi, Rayong, rate 352 baht, 1 province Nakhon Ratchasima, rate 351 baht 1 province, including Samut Songkhram, rate 350 baht 6 provinces, including Phra Nakhon, Sakon Si Ay, Prachinburi, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai , Rate 349 Bhat 1 Province, including Lopuri, Rate 348 Bhat 3 Provinces, including Subhanburi, Nakhon Nayok, Nong Khai, Rate 347 Bhat 2 Provinces, Krabi, Trat 3, Trat 3, Trat 1, 15, 15, : Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phang Nga, Chanthaburi, Cha Kaeo, Nakhon Phanom, Muktahan, Sakhon Nakhon, Buriram, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Rai, Thak, Pitsanulok

344 baht, 3 provinces including Phetchaburi, Sumbon, Surin, 343 baht, 3 provinces including Yasothon, Lamphun, Nakhon Sawan, rate 342 baht, 5 provinces including Nakhon Si Thammarat, Bueng Kan, Kalasin, Roi Et, Phetchabun, rate 341 baht, 5 provinces: Chainat, Singburi, Phatthalung, Chaiyaphum, Ang Thong, rate 340 baht, 16 provinces: Ranong, Satun, Buong Ud, Nong, Nong, Thani, Maha Saragam, Sisaket, Amnat Saroyen, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Kampung Phet, Phi Chit, Uthai Thani, Ratchaburi, rate 338 baht, 4 provinces: Trang, Nan, Phayo, Prae, Pah, rate 330 provinces: Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala

The Labor Minister said in the morning that several provinces, including Phuket, had not requested the increase, the reporter asked. Mr. Byrot replied that Phuket is a special province unlike other provinces. There is a lot of tourism. Agriculture is very low. The business sector already has more than 400 pax of employment. Cost of living in Phuket is higher than other countries. Bangkok and Chonburi therefore, the increased rate of 370 baht is more appropriate. In and around Bangkok, this time it took more than 2 hours of discussion to reach a conclusion. The government notified wage should be at the same rate of 363 baht for the portion not yet 400 baht. This adjustment is not limited to next year, which may reach or approach 400 baht, but consideration should be trilateral.

Mr. Veerasuk Kevpanban, Employees’ Pay Board, if asked whether the amount is satisfied, it is not satisfied. In today’s economic situation, it is not enough to get 400 baht per day, but we have to look at the economic situation to live together, because if the employer uses machines to work. People tend to get into trouble, so in and around Bangkok they need to talk to each other for a reason. The sub-committee proposed that the numbers should be overlapped where each province has different wage rates. Generally, the annual wage adjustment is at the same rate, so we talked to the employer to keep it at the same rate as before. Mr. Athayut Liavanich, Employers’ Board He added that wages are often increased by 8-10 baht, up to a maximum of 16 baht, so that employers can live and workers can live. It was a unanimous decision in every province and employers are satisfied. The desired goal will certainly be achieved, but when it will be achieved depends on many factors.

Reporters also said that before the pay committee meeting, Labor Minister Mr. Pipat Ratsakithprakarn came into the meeting room to greet the pay committee. Ready to say no advice. Wages for each province will be determined by the Tripartite Board. After leaving the room, it was revealed that there were 5 provinces that did not request a wage increase, 1 of which was Phuket. This is unacceptable and should be increased in every province. Varies a lot according to economic conditions. Whether or not there will be any provinces raised to 400 baht to achieve balance and maintain employment is a matter for the Tripartite Committee.

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