JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 24 (Bernama) — About 60,000 civil servants will enjoy the basic salary of RM1,200 as tabled in the 2016 Budget yesterday, said Datuk Azih Muda, the president of CUEPACS, the umbrella union for civil servants.
“The adjustment has been long awaited by this group, especially those living in urban areas and those who have just started work, including youths,” he said, adding that CUEPACS was very satisfied with the salary adjustment.
Azih was speaking to reporters after officiating the 13th Biennial Delegates Conference of the Peninsular Malaysia Education Ministry Laboratory Employers Union here Saturday.
He said the new minimum salary would hopefully help civil servants tackle the rising cost of living, especially in the cities.
Azih also said CUEPACS was satisfied with the government’s decision to upgrade 252 schemes of service, fixing the monthly minimum pension at RM950, and giving an additional annual salary increment.
He added that the appointment of ‘Contract of Services’ officers who had served for at least 15 years was necessary and this group had a right to that opportunity.
Azih also said the new minimum salary adjustment would also change the annual salary increment of civil servants and their pensions.