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Byline: The Nation.
Should the minimum wage be a daily or hourly rate'
It's time for the minimum wage to be set per hour, not per day.
Labour economists (if there are any) and industrialists should question the Wage Committee and the Labour Ministry on why Thailand continues to announce minimum wage rates on a per-day basis, since it was Bt12 per day in 1972 until Bt203 per day this year for Bangkok and five surrounding provinces.
The minimum wage is for a regular eight-hour day of work. Can firms pay half of the minimum wage if work is only a half-day'
Labour officials say we cannot pay anything less …