ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THAILAND-Reluctant Rulers

go-slow workers. He has proposed that the letter of the wage law be followed and that the pay board dodge' its spirit by allowing the miners an increase on their basic wage by disguising it as payment for the time that miners spend before and after they work at the seams. In other words, they will be paid for bath time and for the time spent in fetching and leaving gear. Even if this measure is accepted, it is too late to call off the three-day week. That the government can only afford to do when coal supplies are normalised and wages are once again connected to full production. Even then the procedures for accepting the offer will take till the end of January.

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