April 28 2024

Thailand, Daily minimum wage will be increased from 1 October 2024

Mr.Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thai Minister of Labour has confirmed that the minimum wage will be increased up to 400 Baht/Day, effective on October 1, 2024 and will be implemented in all occupations across the country.

Increasing the minimum wage by 400 baht/day nationwide. It can not be implemented immediately because it requires discussions with the Wage Committee by having Mr. Pairoj Chotiksatien, The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour is the chairman and must learn various information to see which businesses are ready or not ready from now on, there is still 5-6 months to coordinate assistance to entrepreneurs who are not ready. Especially SMEs, who are the largest holders of labor."

“The next meeting of the wage committee is scheduled to be held on May 14 when further discussions will be carried out on the 400-baht daily wage proposal

Mr.Pipat said that The government will adjust the minimum wage for all occupations across the country. Encourage them to move forward." and for the wage hikes. I admit that I have a lot of concerns, but I will have to discuss with the entrepreneurs to see if the entrepreneurs can handle it or if not, how do I want the government to help? This is something that Me and the Ministry of Labour will have to find out more."


Source: Royal Thai Government Media