THA wades into wages
BANGKOK, 14 March 2012: Thai Hotels Association will host a seminar on the hot topic of a higher minimum wage level that will be applied 1 April.
The association is accepting registrations from hotel representatives and management for the event to be held, 1030 to 1230, 20 March at Asia Hotel, Bangkok.
Department of Labour Protection and Welfare deputy director, Winai Suviroj and Department of Labour director, Ananchai Uthaipattanacheep, are the two keynote speakers. The sessions in Thai language will be open for questions from the audience.
Just one executive from each member hotel can attend the event free of charge. Other staff will need to pay. Registration will close once attendance reaches 150.
Officially, THA takes a stand on the issue claiming hotels should be excluded from the law as staff receive a service charge on top of their wages that will push monthly earnings above the minimum level.
Labour unions linked to hotels interpret the law differently saying the service charge is not guaranteed and can vary dramatically due to seasonal booking trends, or outiside influences such as natural disaster or political crisis.
Contact: THA via fax at 662 216 9499 within 16 March.