MFP to go easy on wage hike

Pita: Following up on election pledge

Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat said a coalition government under his leadership would not raise the minimum daily wage to 450 baht immediately but would ensure a reasonable increase without causing damage to industry or the economy.

Mr Pita, the party’s prime ministerial candidate, made the promise when he met representatives of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) on Tuesday.

The increase to a 450-baht minimum wage was a component of the MFP’s election pledges.

Mr Pita said his party wanted to raise the minimum daily wage to 450 baht but would have to first discuss a new rate with its coalition allies, who had planned different increments.

He said he will also…

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