Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan delivered the employee welfare. The Ministry of Labour approved the Employee Welfare Fund of 21.4 million Baht to alleviate troubles among employees from Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Co., Ltd., in Samut Prakan, which laid off employees without compensation from the employer.
On April 28, 2021, at 11.00 hours, at the meeting room on the 5th floor, Ministry of Labour, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the delivery of the employee welfare of 21,465,350 Baht to alleviate the suffering of 1,161 employees from Brilliant Alliance Co., Ltd., in Samut Prakan, where the employer had terminated employment without compensation. Six delegates accepted the funds. Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat, Assistant to the Labour Minister Mr. Surachai Chaitrakulthong, Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, Advisor to the Deputy Labour Minister M.L. M.L. Puntrik Smiti, the Labour Minister’s Secretariat Mr. Suthep Chitayavong, Major General Nantachat Supamongkol from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol and the Ministry of Labour’s executives also joined the occasion. He said that the government is concerned about all employees from layoffs arising from the Covid-19 impacts. Today, he delivered the funds to six workers’ representatives as a benefit that the government and the Ministry of Labour have provided to protect workers under the law.
Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin said that the Ministry of Labour had approved the Employee Welfare Fund amounting to 21,465,350 Baht to the Samut Prakan Office of Labour Protection and Welfare to pay employees at Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Co., Ltd., in Bang Sao Thong District, Samut Prakan Province. The company’s business is producing women’s undergarments with 1,161 employees who submitted a request for compensation from the Employee Welfare Fund on April 27, 2021, to alleviate troubles where the employer had terminated employment and not yet paid compensation. Employee representatives attended the ceremony. The company closed its business on March 11 due to the effects of Covid-19 and economic conditions. The Labour Inspector from the Samut Prakan Provincial Labour Protection and Welfare Office issued an order on March 23, 2021, for the company to pay wages for annual vacation days in 2021 that the employer ordered employees to stop working in the amount of 774,897.24 Baht and to pay wages in lieu of giving an advance notice amounting to 27,004,038.02 Baht. In addition, compensation in cash totaling 212,900,746.87 Baht and annual vacation wages accumulated in the amount of 2,010,180.57 Baht to 1,237 employees, totaling 242,689,862.71 Baht (two hundred forty-two million six hundred eighty-nine thousand eight hundred sixty-two Baht and seventy-one Satang), with an interest of fifteen percent per year until payment is complete. Both the employer and the employee were aware of the said order on March 26, 2021. The employers did not take action within the given time; therefore, the employee applied for welfare from the Employee Welfare Fund.
Source: Ministry of Labour