Cuepecs Wants 35% Increment For Civil Servants
Due to the rising cost of living, Cuepecs is asking for a 35% increment for the lower-income civil servants.
Datuk Azih Muda, president of Cuepecs said this is just one of the several requests that the congress had submitted to Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal, director-general of the Public Service Department.
The current minimum basic salary of RM800 has also been requested to be increased to RM1,200.
According to Azih, currently, there are some 800,000 civil servants who were earning a basic pay of between RM805 and RM820 respectively, which were below the national poverty line of RM880.
Other than the lower-income staffs, Cuepacs also hoped for a 10% to 20% pay increase for public servants in other scales.
In the memorandum submitted, the Government was also urged to implement the 252 public service schemes before the Labour Day celebrations on May 1, said Azih.
“The Government agreed to the schemes in August last year. We hope that the schemes can be backdated to January 1, 2015, just as it was for the pay rise of the Members of Parliament,” Azih told reporters after a gathering of civil servants at CIDB Convention Centre in Cheras here yesterday.
The Government had also promised to review the salary every five years but the last review was in 1991, while there were only salary adjustments during this time.
“We also appeal to the Government to review our salaries every three years,” he added.
Cuepacs has also asked that the minimum academic qualifications for applicants of public service be raised from PMR to SPM.
“Besides a slightly higher basic salary, a civil servant with a minimum SPM certificate will elevate work efficiency,” said Azih.