BANGKOK, 1 May 2015 – The State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation (SERC) has called on the government to increase the minimum wage to 360 Baht per day.
The group argued that the current minimum wage of 300 Baht per day is not enough to sustain today’s increased cost of living. They gathered in front of Parliament on the occasion of the Labor Day before proceeding to the Victory Monument.
The group’s leaders also called on Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to use his overriding power granted by section 44 of the interim constitution towards reducing social inequality. The group assured that today’s rally is not an anti-government demonstration, but rather a movement in support of using governmental power for the benefit of laborers.
Other demands made by the group included labor laws that combat human-trafficking, the reform of worker rights and the objection to the restructuring of state enterprises.