The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) wants the retirement age of civil servants to be raised to 60 years; its President Dato’ Hj. Omar Osman said that Malaysians are physically fit and alert at that age and he would discuss this with Public Service Department (PSD). He was speaking during CUEPACS Perak AGM 2011 held in the Lands and Minerals Office. He added that CUEPACS wants PSD to include its five new claims in the new Integrated Competency Development Programme (PROSPECT).
Omar said CUEPACS wants the minimum basic salary to be RM920. The cost of living is increasing and families are facing difficulty in managing their expenses. When queried whether the civil service is overstaffed with 1.2 million employees, Omar defended that it is not excessive.
During the AGM, the official website of CUEPACS Perak was launched and Omar officially opened the new office on the First Floor of the Forest Department.