Pattaya massage and spa workers have called on the governor of Chonburi to grant rent relief and financial compensation as the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Governor Pakarathorn Thienchai received the letter from masseuses and masseurs in Pattaya and across the province on August 14.
The letter explained how massage and spa workers have been deprived of income for months, but still have expenses such as rent, utilities and family bills. Rent, in particular, is an issue. They called on the province to provide rent relief.
With Chonburi in semi-foreclosure and all non-essential businesses shut down, masseurs, in fact, aren’t worse off than almost everyone.
The governor has received their request, but relief for one industry when everyone is in pain is unlikely.