I've read recently that this is going up some paltry amount of 10 Baht or so per day. Labour organizations are screaming and rightfully so. Slavery here ended more than a century ago, but slave wages remain it appears. If you're not living under someone else's roof for free, how does a person survive on 300 per day?
1) 100 for rent
2) 100 for food
3) 100 for everything else: utilities, clothing, transport etc.
It's an impossible situation in my opinion and an example of social engineering here to keep people in their perceived place, read social status.
So many trickle down implications that are not good. For example....a small Thai food shop where costs keep increasing for supplies, utilities etc., but they can't increase the cost for a plate of food because the average Thai customer can't afford it. What happens? The place tries to cut costs in the form of turning the temp up on the frig a few degrees, buying older produce, meat, fish in the talad at less cost = people get food poisoning = medical and drug costs. So many other examples I'm sure.
Of course many of these workers have to support a wife and children as well. Totally impossible. He needs to work at least two jobs and his wife needs to do something, and people wonder why kids don't stay in school beyond Grade 6-9. Not hard to see why. Pete
Just 8 days of global military spending could fund 12 years of free, quality education for every child on the planet