Cuepacs urges govt to keep pension scheme

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The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) hopes that the government will not abolish the civil servants pension scheme, and it will continue as the current salary is viewed as insufficient for them to have enough savings.

Its president Datuk Azih Muda said Cuepacs is very thankful to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak for announcing various incentives to police pensioners recently.

“At the same time, we hope the government will give equal consideration to other government retirees as they also need some assistance,” he told reporters at an event in Kota Baru yesterday.

Azih said currently there are about 750,000 government pensioners in the country who still receive pensions, and based on the survey conducted by Cuepacs, the salary of civil servants is still insufficient to address the rising cost of living.

He said Cuepacs also hopes that the salary increase would be prioritised to mitigate the issue. — Bernama