The Labour Minister assigned his Advisor to visit Kanchanaburi to launch the social security program across Thailand to the 4th generation of independent workers, drawing independent workers to access social security.
On November 25, 2020, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan presided over the opening ceremony of the social security program across Thailand to the 4th generation of independent workers, at the Convention Hall on the 1st Floor, Ratchasupamit Hotel, Muang, Kanchanaburi. Advisory Board Member to the Labour Minister Mrs. Theanrat Navamawat also joined the occasion. The Social Security Office’s Secretary-General Mr. Tosapol Kritawongwiman gave a report, and Deputy Governor of Kanchanaburi province Lieutenant Colonel Tosapol Chaiyakomin gave a welcoming. The Advisor to the Labour Minister said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has focused on strengthening a comprehensive and suitable social security for people of all ages to support an aging society’s transition. The Ministry of Labour, under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, has given priority to workers in the independent labour sector or the informal sector to guarantee social security. Today, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, therefore, assigned her to meet with the independent or informal workers of Kanchanaburi province because everyone is an important player in driving the country’s development; if the informal workers have stability in their lives, they will rise to confidence in their work and life, which would have a positive effect on the economy and generate income for the country, promoting prosperity to the nation.
Mrs. Thiwalrat continued that the organization of social security projects throughout Thailand to the independent workers’ sector aims to creating knowledge and understanding about social security benefits under Section 40, creating incentives for self-employed groups, networks of community leaders, merchants, and the general public participating in the project to be able to recognize and disseminate Section 40 benefits that include three options such as compensation during lack of income from illness, disability, death or old age and child allowance. This also includes conditions as an insurer under Section 40 of various professional groups, to be known and published to the general public, and also allowing independent workers to decide to apply and increase access the benefits from the social security system Section 40, following government policies aiming to further reduce inequality in society.
Division of Public Relations
25 November 2020