Labor Day

The last Labor Day before the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community has many Thais anxious about their futures. Even a year after seeing the minimum wage rise 53 percent, many continue to grumble about low pay. With member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian...
Large crowds of holiday vacationers provided the perfect opportunity for beach vendors to jack up prices for Labor Day. Jomtien Beach Municipal Police chief Col. Somchai Inruang said beach patrons complained that vendors not only were selling spoiled or near-spoiled food, but they had increased prices...
Their numbers were few, but, fortunately, so were the number of accidents as rescue workers patrolled Jomtien Beach on Labor Day. Rescuer Wanlop Bunchu said providing safety for the large May 1 crowd was difficult, since the department is understaffed. But frequent loudspeaker announcements and some...

Beaches and resorts fill up on Labor Day

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:33
Sandy seascapes from Naklua to Sattahip were packed - as were the roads connecting them - on Labor Day May 1 as families and individual workers took a break to enjoy sea and seafood. 
With the day off, workers across the region celebrated Labor Day by going to Pattaya to relax, but many spent their holiday sitting in traffic. Cars moved at a snail’s pace underneath the scorching heat on Sukhumvit Road and arteries leading into the city. Some opted...
Despite seeing their wages rise 53 percent in the past year, Pattaya-area construction workers marked Labor Day 2013 with continued grumbles about low pay.
Labor Day brought more grumbles than smiles from Pattaya-area workers who say rising food and energy prices are negating the benefit of an increased minimum wage.