By: Zaw Zaw HTWE
Myanmar Times | 11 Oct 2017
Workers’ lobby groups wants the Thai government to raise daily wages for all workers, including local and foreign, to 700 baht (nearly K 28,500) from the current about 350 baht per day to commensurate with the rising cost of living.
The Thailand labor unions, the State Enterprise Workers Relation Confederation, Thai Labour Solidarity Committee and Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) collectively demanded for a wage revision during the ‘World Day for Decent Work’ that was held on October 7.
“We and the Thai labour organisations asked for this wage according to the ILO convention, because the ILO convention states that a man’s wage should be enough to support his family members,” MWRN’s president U Aung Kyaw told The Myanmar Times yesterday.