PETALING JAYA: Around 80,000 civil servants in the technical and agriculture sector will have their remuneration schemes upgraded as of July 1, said Malaysian Technical Services Union president Shuhaimi Othman.
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.