Friday, February 24, 2012

Cuepacs demands RM700-RM2,500 hike for grades 1-54

Latest Update:  8/3/2012

SBPA Cancelled: 13% increase for Grade 1 - 54


Putra Jaya: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today made a demand for the Government to provide a pay rise of between RM700 and RM2,500 for Grades 1 to 54.
Cuepacs President Datuk Omar Osman said the raise should be implemented through the existing Malaysian Remuneration Scheme (SSM) first before any changes are made in the New Public Service Remuneration Scheme (SBPA).

He was speaking after presenting a proposal at the SBPA review task force meeting. The requested raises were Grades 1 to 16 (RM700), Grades 17 to 26 (RM1,000) , Grades 27 to 40 (RM1500), Grades 41 to 48 (RM1800) and Grades 52 to 54 (RM2500), he added.
Omar further proposed that those who were at the salary scale ceiling should be paid arrears for the period during which they did not receive a raise.
"For instance, if they haven't received a raise in five years and their annual increment was RM100, then they should be paid RM500," he explained.
Cuepacs also demanded for those who had passed their Competency Level Evaluation at Level 4 before December 2011 to be given a raise.
"There have been many complaints when the SBPA was introduced that those who had passed Level 4 were not given a raise," he noted.
"If the government truly intends to bridge the divide between lower and upper level officers, then the demands are reasonable.
Cuepacs is seeking equality," he said.
He remarked that it was up to the task force to evaluate if the demands involved a high cost and recommended high increases under the SBPA be reduced to cover the lower grades.
"And if that's not possible, the terms of the SBPA should be revamped entirely and replaced with new ones," he said.

Source: Bernama

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