Cuepacs secretary-general Datuk Lok Yim Pheng is requesting that the government consider giving the civil service a three-month bonus in next year's budget. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, September 11, 2015.
Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) wants the government to consider giving a three-month bonus to civil servants when the 2016 Budget is tabled.
Cuepacs secretary-general Datuk Lok Yim Pheng said the request was being made to ease the burden of civil servants to face the current high cost of living.
"We are not requesting the government to give the three-month bonus in a lump sum but in stages as we understand the situation of the government."
He said the request was also to appreciate the contribution of civil servants who showed excellent service performance all this while. "Apart from that, when they received their bonus they will spend and boost the economy further.”
Lok said Cuepacs also wanted the government to review and undertake improvements on the 252 salary schemes and allowances to ease their financial burden amidst the current economic challenges faced.
He said due attention should be given as it was the aspiration of the 1.6 million civil servants in the country.
"The government probably should also provide more allocation for training opportunities to further upgrade their skills and expertise.” – Bernama, September 11, 2015.