KOTA KINABALU, June 16 (Bernama) – The National Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) has urged the government to announce the upgrading of 252 schemes before the premier civil service assembly tomorrow.
Its president, Datuk Azih Muda said Cuepacs was still awaiting the implementation of the scheme as tabled in the 2015 budget in October last year.
“As civil servants, we have to rely on the government which is our employer. We have not been told about the exact date for the implementation of the upgraded schemes,” he told reporters after the launch of No Tobacco Week campaign at the federal government administrative complex here, today.
No Tobacco Week was launched by Sabah federal secretary Datuk Borhan Dolah.
Cuepacs hoped that the upgraded schemes could be implemented last January.
The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) since April also affected the civil servants when traders took the opportunity to raise prices.
As such, he said, the housing allowance and the cost of living allowance of civil servants should be adjusted.
Azih also said mandatory salary deduction should be done on civil servants who refused to repay National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans.
“We have discussed with Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) which agreed to manage the collection.
“Salary deduction via bank standing instruction should be implemented immediately,” he added.