From: RichA on
On Mar 28, 7:07 pm, "Peter" <peter...(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
> "Neil Harrington" <ne...(a)home.com> wrote in message
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> > "RichA" <rander3...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:74b2e62f-8b39-4a75-bc9f-dc498f748fe3(a)15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
> >> They apparently earn about $2 a shift.
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> > Fifty to 80 baht per shift, or about $1.54 to $2.47. They're demanding a
> > 60% increase.
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> > But in addition to that princely sum they get a living allowance of 1,000
> > baht (about $30.87) per month. They want that increased to 1,300 baht
> > (about $40.14).
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> And how does that salary compare to the standard of living there?
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> --
> Peter

Apparently, the average is about 6000 baht a year, or 550/month for
that kind of work, though manufacturing covers a large array of jobs.

http://www.thai-blogs.com/index.php/2005/07/03/average_monthly_wage_in_thailand?blog=5