Thailand to raise daily minimum wage by 5% from Oct 1 – official

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will raise the daily minimum wage by an average of 5.02% from Oct. 1, a labour ministry official said on Friday, as it seeks to help workers cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A government wage committee agreed the raise to between 328 baht and 354 baht ($9.11-$9.84), Boonchob Suthamanaswong, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said in a statement.

($1 = 35.99 baht)

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Satawasin Staporncharnchai; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by John Geddie)