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Labour Minister Gives Statement at 112th Session of the ILC

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  On June 12, 2024, the Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, delivered a statement at the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference. The Assistant to the Labour Minister, Mr. Siraphop Duangsodsri, the Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Decha Phruekpattanarak, the Ministry of Labour’s Inspector-General, Mr. Samat Pattamasukon, the Ministry of Labour’s executives, and Minister Counselor (on Labour), Ms. Chayanan Chatmat joined in listening at the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

  Mr. Phiphat said that cooperation through multilateral partnerships will play an essential role in promoting social justice based on the ILO Constitution and international human rights principles. Equal opportunity, fair distribution of benefits, and a just transition will be critical factors to success. A new social contract is essential to mitigating the impact of enormous challenges in the world of work, which comes from changes in the population structure, climate, digital technology, and environmental transition. The Thai government places importance on having a new social contract to ensure that everyone has shared responsibility and prosperity. Good governance is needed to achieve this goal. People must have the opportunity to participate and create a society for everyone, adhering to the principles of law and human rights.

  “In the past, the government has supported the important national project “Landbridge” as a hub to connect Southeast Asia, create employment, and promote productivity in many sectors. It aims to raise the minimum wage to improve the quality of life and livelihood of workers in line with economic development. The decision was based on tripartite consultation, all of which linked to creating participation of all parties and promoting the labour market. I have also confirmed Thailand’s readiness to work together with the world community and social partnership to strive for social justice and valuable work for everyone in Thailand,” said Mr. Phiphat