Wage increase…is it worth it or the cost of curry?

Bangkok, “Nida Poll” reveals the results of a public opinion survey on “Wage increase…is it worth it or the cost of curry?”

When asked about people’s opinions about the government’s gradual increase in the minimum wage, it was found that 44.50 percent of the sample said they agreed with the gradual increase throughout the country, starting on October 1, 2024, followed by 25.34 percent that they should. immediately raised to the same level throughout the country No need to wait for October 1, 2024, 16.41 percent said they did not agree with the 400 baht wage increase nationwide this year, 13.05 percent said it should be increased nationwide without a gradual adjustment starting on October 1. 2567

Regarding people’s confidence that the Wage Commission will agree with the government’s proposal, it was found that 40.23 percent of the sample said they were not very confident, followed by 24.12 percent that they were not confident at all, and 20.84 percent that they were somewhat confident. Confident, 10.23 per
cent said they were very confident.

As for people’s confidence that the government will begin gradually increasing the minimum wage on October 1, 2024, it was found that 39.01 percent of the sample said they were not very confident, followed by 25.95 percent that they were not confident at all, and 23.36 percent that they were not confident. said they were somewhat confident, 9.92 percent said they were very confident

Finally, when asked about people’s opinions about whether the minimum wage increase would be worth the current cost of food and living expenses, it was found that 60.84 percent said they believed that the increased wage would be worth it. It’s not worth the cost of the food. The cost of living may increase. 23.97 percent said they believed that wages would increase. It will be worth the cost of the food. The cost of living may increase. 9.46 percent said they believed that wages would increase. It is not the main reason for the cost of food. The cost of living increased. 4.89 percent said they
believed that wages would increase. It has nothing to do with the rising cost of food and living expenses.

Source: Thai News Agency