80,000 technical and agricultural civil servants to get raise
By ISABELLE LAI
Shuhaimi said this represented a victory for some 60,000 technicians, who have been fighting to improve their schemes for 25 years.
“We are very grateful to the Government for listening and recognising our skills as professionals. The upgrade is much needed as today’s cost of living is high,” he said.
Shuhaimi, who is also Cuepacs vice-president (technical division), said the upgrade would encompass technicians under schemes J17 to J29, as well as agricultural staff from schemes G17 to G29.
He said this had been decided in a meeting with Public Service Department (PSD) deputy director-general Datuk Farida Mohd Ali last week following a press conference by Cuepacs expressing dissatisfaction with some aspects of the new Transformative Remuneration System.
Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman had said that they would hold a protest against the PSD on April 5 if no action was taken.
“However, we have cancelled that. We also did not send a protest letter to the Prime Minister as we had the meeting with Datuk Farida,” said Shuhaimi.
He said the remaining 166,000 civil servants ranked between grades one to 10 were expected to be upgraded later this year.