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<p dir="ltr">Workers in Thailand urged the authorities to raise the minimum wage nationwide.</p> <p>On 14 September 2016, about 100 people from the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) and its networks submitted a petition to ML Puntrik Smiti, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, <a href=""> reported</a>.</p> <p>The workers want the minimum wage to be raised to 360 baht (about 10 USD) instead of 300 baht per day currently.</p>
<p>A group of military officers visited the leader of a labour union after it issued a statement condemning the authorities for using the&nbsp;<a href="">Public Assembly Ac</a>t and detaining labour union members.</p> <p>At least five military officers at around 8 pm on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, visited Wilaiwan Saetia, President of the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), at the office of the Om Noi/Om Yai Labour Union in Samut Sakhon Province.</p>
<p>Military and police officers have reportedly intimidated leaders of the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) several days after the committee investigated the detention of labour union leaders of an electrical appliance company. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Yesterday, on Thursday, 7 January 2016, Wilaiwan Saetia, president of the TLSC, reported that 4-5 military officers both in uniform and plainclothes followed her from the factory that she works to her house.</p> <p>She said that the authorities’ action intimidated her and the staff at her workplace.</p>
<p>Thailand’s labour organisations are urging the government not to set different minimum wages by region, but to raise the current minimum wage equally nationwide for better living conditions.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="">Voice Labour Website</a>, on Friday, 20 November 2015, Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) and State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC) submitted a joint statement to ML Puntrik Smiti, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, urging the Ministry to rethink the wage hike delay.</p>
<p>On International Migrant&rsquo;s Day (18th December 2010), the State Enterprises Workers&rsquo; Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) requests the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to re-open registration for all migrants in Thailand, review its deportation policy, cooperate with the United Nations in examination of violation of migrant rights, repeal discriminatory policies affecting migrants including wage deductions for a deportation fund and formulate long term migration policies in response to actual</p>