Gen Chatchai, in his capacity as a chairman of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and his officers spoke with the premier before attending a cabinet meeting. The Happy Workplace campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Public Health, aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle among workers and lower workplace accidents.
The campaign also introduced 12 exercise movements to show how easy it is for workers to become mentally and physically strong on any working day. Prime Minister Gen Prayut also joined the demonstration and presented a message to workers where he cited the need for them to stay healthy.
To mark Labor Day, Gen Prayut said the minimum wage would be adjusted as a present to the workers. He added several laws would also be amended to raise the standard of workers’ welfare benefits.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved in principle a draft law on forced labor prevention and suppression, in addition to a fund which will be set up to assist victims of forced labor.
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