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Activists say govt ignoring labour woes

Ministry doing little to help migrant workers

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Labour activists give the thumbs down to the Yingluck Shinawatra administration's efforts to solve labour problems despite lauding its 300-baht daily minimum wage. 

In its 2012 evaluation of state labour policies, even the 300-baht wage, which has been hailed by workers, has left looming worries unsolved, the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee, led by Wilaiwan sae Tia, said yesterday.

"The government has no clear measures to help workers who may be dismissed, especially from SMEs [small and medium enterprises] and labour-intensive factories as a result of the pay rise which comes into effect nationwide on Jan 1," Ms Wilaiwan said.

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