February 4, 2012, Saturday
SIBU: Cuepacs will propose a formula to the special committee tasked with reviewing the New Public Service Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) on how the salary transition between the Malaysian Remuneration Scheme (SSM) and the SBPA should be carried out, its deputy president Aziz Muda said.
As it is, he said, the salary scheme proposed under the SBPA would not be sufficient to realise the country’s vision to make Malaysia a high-income nation by 2020, with a per capita income of at least US$15,000 a year.
Speaking when met after attending the Sibu Water Board Employees Union dinner here last night, he said, the salary transition would take into consideration the issue of maximum salary and seniority so that the new scheme would be accepted by all.
He added that the salary increment, proposed under the SBPA, was not clear and confusing.
In the meantime, he said, Cuepacs had submitted five demands to improve the SBPA including seeking a review of the salary adjustment for those in Grade 54 and below, a review of the salary for those in the maximum scale and a review of the seniority prior to opting to SBPA.
Cuepacs also wants a review of all the 1,300 service schemes under the SSM and other grades which are not covered under the SBPA, and for civil servants to be given increment prior being given a salary adjustment under the SBPA.
He added that based on the current development, Cuepacs is confident that the special committee would give the five demands due consideration.
“Should the five demands are rejected, then Cuepacs will not accept their proposal because this means that there will be no improvement and dissatisfactions among civil servants will continue,” he said.–Bernama