Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cuepacs threatens to pull out from SBPA task force


GEORGE TOWN: Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman has threatened to withdraw from the task force to review the controversial Public Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) if three other Cuepacs officers are not appointed to the task force.

“We have over 1.3 million civil servants in Cuepacs and we want three more of our officers to be in the task force,” he said after a roadshow at the Perak Road Fire and Rescue Department yesterday.

Omar said the three people he wanted appointed to the task force were deputy president Aziz Muda, secretary-general Loke Yim Pheng and Cuepacs financial secretary Jaafar Mansor.

He said the three were not allowed into the first task force meeting at the Public Service Department (PSD) office in Putrajaya on Wednesday and he hoped that by the time the next meeting was conducted they would be appointed.

Omar said he had brought the matter up to the head of the task force, former PSD director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam, but was told to inform Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.

He added that the salary distribution principle of those under Grade 54 and below must be reviewed.

“Those who are under the salary scale like engineers, university academicians of Associate Professor and below, government agency directors and other professionals are not satisfied with the SBPA scheme.

“Under the SBPA, seniority is lost. The juniors are placed on the same starting point as their seniors who have already hit the ceiling on their salary scale many years ago,” he said.

Omar said Cuepacs would con-duct a roadshow nationwide to advise and provide updates of the task force meeting.

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