The Assistant to the Labour Minister attended an informal meeting, the “Friendship Labour Relations” Meeting No. 2/2021, to promote awareness of news from the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Labour Organization in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. The meeting aims to find ways to help companies and employees in the workplace.
On March 15, 2021, at 09.00 hours, Assistant to the Labour Minister Mr. Surachai Chaitrakulthong presided over an informal meeting, the “Friendship Labour Relations” Meeting No. 2/2021, to exchange and create mutual understanding between companies and labour organization leaders in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. The meeting also gained insights to suggestions on ways to solve labour problems. It aims to expand the results to acknowledge the Ministry of Labour’s efforts in caring for workers affected by Covid-19 and other labour issues. Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour Ms. Aumpunn Thuvavit and the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare Mr. Wannarat Srisuksai, attended this meeting at the Classic Kameo Hotel, Ayutthaya, in Ayutthaya Province.
The Assistant to the Labour Minister said that when Thailand was faced with the new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks, it affected employers and employees. The Ministry of Labour, led by Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, has implemented remedies to reduce the cost of living for employees under the “Section 33 We Love Each Other” program. For employers, employees, establishments facing business operations issues, the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has guidelines for promoting labour relations in a crisis, encouraging employers and employees to have a discussion together about sustaining the business. The measures aim to alleviate issues revolving around termination of employment, reduces administrative costs and other expenses. If there is a need to change the employment conditions and working conditions, consultation is required until a mutual understanding is achieved so that both parties can coexist, whereby employees can continue to have a job and earn an income, and employers can continue their business as well.
Source: Ministry of Labour