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Academic says govt must do more for informal workers

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The government's efforts to provide proper labour protection and welfare benefits to informal workers are moving at a snail's pace, according to a leading researcher. 

Men build a wall at a shophouse on Ratchadapisek Road. A group of informal workers will today submit a petition to the prime minister at Sanam Luang calling for their inclusion in the social welfare system. A second group will gather at the Royal Plaza. THANARAK KHOONTON

In recent years, workers in the formal sector have enjoyed many improved benefits, including an increase in the daily minimum wage to 300 baht, Yongyuth Chalaemwong, director of the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), said. But for those in the informal sector little has changed, he added.

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