Committee refuses B400 rate

Committee refuses B400 rate

Committee refuses B400 rate
Workers demand a raise in pay and call for an end to workers ‘ rights violations. ( File photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul )

After refusing to repress the government to review a boost at a level rate of 400 ringgit across the board, the bilateral wage committee granted freedom to wage panels to repair the appropriate minimum wage for their particular provinces, according to a source.

The 15-member joint pay committee asserted on Tuesday that the 400-baht wage proposal had not yet been approved.

The request for a 400-baht increase was approved shortly after the smart case meeting in Phetchaburi.

The bilateral committee, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Labour, companies, and employees, approved on Tuesday that each statewide wage sub-committee should make a preliminary determination as to whether the proposed 400-baht increase is appropriate for their province’s economic situation.

The bilateral commission also questioned whether the provincial wage sub-committees could follow the government’s Oct. 1 deadline to implement a new wage.

By July, the municipal income sub-committees are expected to submit their opinions to the main compensation committee. Additionally, the bilateral council voted 7 to 5 to repeal the new wage calculation formula, which was approved on February 27.

According to the source, the vote effectively gives each municipal wage sub-committee the authority to determine what the new minimal daily wage in each province may be.

The bilateral council meeting on Tuesday was anxious. No shared statement was issued, nor was a media briefing held at the end of the meeting, the source said.

After the conference, Atthayuthy Liyawanit, a council member representing employers, complained to reporters that Pairoj Chotikasathien, the labor lasting director, and the committee chairman, should press the municipal income sub-committees to find new income rates after the old income calculation formula was removed.

In contrast, Mr. Pairoj argued that it is crucial for the bilateral committee to respect the provincial wage sub-committees by allowing them to make more independent decisions based on each province’s cost of living and financial situation rather than just as the government requested.