BESUT: The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) wants the government to consider two proposals which would help reduce the burden of more than 1.6 million civil servants who are faced with increasing cost of living.Its president Datuk Azih Muda said the congress expects the burden will be worse from next year as the cost of living is increasing while their incomes remained small.
He said that although the government was helping by giving some aid which will be paid from January, it would not ease the burden of civil servants in the long term. As such, Azih said, Cuepacs was proposing that the government give every civil servant an advanced annual salary increment while maintaining it on conclusion of a year of service.
Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Azih said Cuepacs also proposed that the government consider allowing civil servants in the states and statutory bodies to be given Socso protection. — Bernama