KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) – The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) will send a memorandum to protest the government’s freeze on recruitment of new staff and the creation of new posts.
Its president, Datuk Azih Muda said this was necessary as the proposal would have a significant impact on university graduates and aggravate the shortage of staff in certain sectors.
“Civil servants in this country are unlike other countries which put key services such as education, military, police and health outside the public sector.
“In this country, we mix everything and thus the number seems big. But if we go around, there are complaints of not enough staff,” he told a press conference after the Cuepacs’s Council meeting here, today.
Azih said the number of civil servants in the country was only about 500,000 people.
The government has issued an order freezing the recruitment of new staff and the creation of new posts for all ministries, departments and agencies effective April 22.
However, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam had said that vacancies in critical positions in the government were still open to new recruitment.