New Minimum Wage Rates for Skilled Workers Announced
The Thai National Wage Committee recently approved a resolution to set minimum wage rates for 20 professional branches across five industry groups, based on skills standards under the law governing skill development promotion. In order to be eligible for the new minimum wage rates, employees must pass the professional skill standards tests and obtain relevant certificates from the authorities and they must also be employed to work in positions that require usage of such skills, either entirely or partly. Employees working in the following five industry groups will be entitled to the new wage rates: electrical industry and electronics, e. g. lighting equipment assembler and electrical appliance motor assembler; motor vehicle industry, e. g. lather technician, product quality assurance officer and body painting technician; logistics industry, e. g. forklift driver, warehouse operator and inventory controller; parts and spare parts of motor vehicles industry, e. g. automatic lather technician and MAG welder for motor vehicle parts industry; and jewelry industry, e. g. gem setter and lapidarian.
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