Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 11:01:00 PM
Cuepacs urges reappointment of contract workers
KUALA LUMPUR: Local authorities have been urged to abide by the Public Service Commission's (PSC) circular to extend the services of contract workers until the end of this year.
Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) president Datuk Omar Osman said the services of 300 contract workers in the peninsula and 88 in Sarawak were terminated effective Dec 31, 2012 but they were not reappointed as directed by the circular in November.
"Termination of service should not happen as other departments such as the Treasury had complied with the circular," he said Thursday.
"It is difficult to find work now. The problem of unemployment will become more serious in the country if they terminate their contract workers.
"The departments that refuse to comply with the circular will claim they don't have the budget to reappoint the contract workers," he said.
Omar asked workers who did not have their contract extended to lodge a report with Cuepacs so that it could be forwarded to the Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa.
He also suggested the addition of another 100,000 public servants nationwide specifically in customer service.
"We do not agree to a reduction of 10% of government servants as suggested by the PSC recently," he added. - Bernama