City rewards sanitation workers with rice, salary increases

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Pattaya MP Poramet Ngampichet and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome rewarded the city’s sanitation staff with two bags of rice as bonuses to each of the garbage collectors, street sweepers and cleaners.

At the Pattaya Garbage Collection Center on Soi Chaiyapoon Withi 1/2 Sept. 21, the politicians and staff from the city Public Health and Environment and the Natural Resources and Environment departments handed out two bags each to 240 workers.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (right) and Chonburi MP Poramet Ngampichet (2nd right) hand out rice to city workers. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (right) and Chonburi MP Poramet Ngampichet (2nd right) hand out rice to city workers.

The mayor also gave workers news that, beyond Thailand’s rise in the minimum wage, workers minimum salaries would be boosted to 9,000 baht per month and workers would receive a month’s salary as a bonus, in addition to the rice. The pay increase remains subject to city council approval.

Another 130 workers received rice bonuses last month. The city has more than 1,000 people working on cleaning and sanitation.

“Because Pattaya cleaning employees work hard to maintain cleanliness in the city, I want to help them have better living conditions and have coordinated with the national rice policy committee at the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives to distribute rice to hard-working employees, encouraging them to keep Pattaya clean and beautiful,” Poramet said.