cabinet approves higher minimum wage for skilled workers
Bankok: On Tuesday Thailand’s cabinet approved a new minimum wage range. Changes in 17 occupations in three sectors were proposed by the Ministry of Labor and have been implemented soon. For skilled workers, it ranges from 465 to 700 baht a day.
To deal with labor shortages and encourage workers to improve their skills the government proposed these changes.
The Thai government intends to increase the capabilities of workers in sectors demanded by the labor market.
After the weekly cabinet meeting, The changes were announced by Rachada Dhnadirek, the deputy government spokeswoman.
The changes are as follows with updates on minimum daily rates-
|Powertrain system technicians||495 baht|
|Structural steel technicians||500 baht|
|Pump valve technicians||515 baht|
|MIG and MAG welding operators||520 baht|
|Mechatronic and industrial robot tech||545 to 715 baht|
|Backhoe operators||585 baht|
|Farm tractor repairmen||465 to 620 baht|
|Loading machine operators||520 baht|
|Excavator operators||570 baht|
|Towing tractor operators||555 baht|
|Hydrotherapists||500 to 600 baht|
|Nutrition therapists||500 to 600 baht|
|Technicians for equipment to assist people with disabilities||520 to 600 baht|
|Aromatherapists||500 to 600 baht|
|Childcare nurses||530 baht|
The new wage rates will come into effect 90 days after they are published in the Royal Gazette.
With the certificate, their employers have to adjust their salary accordingly. Employers who fail to comply are liable to jail terms of up to six months and/or fines of up to 100,000 baht.