KUALA LUMPUR: The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) said that if the government plans to abolish the existing pension scheme, it should be open to discussion on how new appointments in the public service will be made.
Cuepacs said it is concerned over the future of civil servants and wants to ensure that their welfare is taken care of.
“Cuepacs is shocked by the statement issued by Public Service director-general (Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah) that the government plans to stop hiring permanent and pensionable staff by 2020.
“If the proposal is implemented, Cuepacs is of the view that the future of the young people to serve the government in the context of 'Government The Nation' is no longer a priority,” Cuepacs’ president Datuk Azih Muda said.
On Wednesday, Borhan stated that beginning 2020, new appointments in the public service may no longer be made under the permanent and pensionable scheme, as this will be replaced with an improved contract scheme.
The new contract scheme, which is currently being refined, is said to offer better pay and better welfare, protection and security. – BERNAMA