KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- More than 1.4 million civil servants nationwide are prepared to work overtime if 70 per cent of its six claims proposed by Cuepacs are approved by the government in the 2013 Budget.
Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman said government employees would work 30 minutes more without payment if their proposals including improving the Malaysia System of Remuneration (SSM) were accepted by the government.
"Cuepacs will ensure that civil servants will make a drastic change to their work culture, if possible, coming in 15 minutes earlier and going home 15 minutes later, which is a commitment of the civil servants to reciprocate the government's approval of their claims."
He said this to reporters after chairing Cuepacs' 9th Supreme Council meeting, here, today.
Omar said the overtime would be a reality if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in tabling the 2013 Budget in Parliament on Sept 28, met the hopes of civil servants.
He said public servants were fervently awaiting the improved SSM after it was announced on March 8 that the SSM would be improved to replace the New Public Service Remuneration (SBPA) scheme which had been revoked.
Apart from improved SSM, Cuepacs is also making claims on maximum pay which is not in line with the annual pay increment.
Cuepacs also wants the government to undertake housing projects for units costing below RM135,000 in urban areas, raise fixed housing allowance, improve the status of 45,000 civil servants on contract, provide two months' bonus and review the abolished joint departmental council (MBJ) at the central level.
"Most of the matters have been raised since 2010 except the issue on MBJ," he said.
In another development, Omar said Cuepacs would hold an important meeting with the prime minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin before the year-end.