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The misery of the majority

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We have been hearing a lot of complaints about the 300-baht minimum wage from business operators. What about listening to our maids, food vendors, taxi drivers, and people who are not on company payrolls for a change? 

Start with Nuchnapa Bamrungna, who works at home in Khon Kaen.

"No, we haven't received the 300-baht daily minimum wage like salaried workers," she said. "We're paid piece-rate, by the number of fishing nets we make. I work more than 10 hours a day and get less than 100 baht. No one is thinking about us."

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