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Govt Yet To Decide On Pay Hike For Civil Servants, Says Najib
Noting that the issue had not been discussed by the cabinet, he said that matters pertaining to salary were normally brought to the attention of the cabinet committee chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
"We'll have to wait for the government's decision. The government's sympathetic to the plight of civil servants. Whatever it is, we'll have to take into account the government's capability and productivity of the civil service," he told reporters after attending the Pekan Fest sponsorship presentation ceremony here.
According to Najib, Cuepacs or Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services had yet to make any commitment to enhance the productivity of civil servants.
"Productivity is important, commitment to increase work output is important," he stressed.
Cuepacs has proposed a pay rise for some 1.2 million civil servants through a new salary revision last conducted 15 years ago. However, within that timeframe, the government had made several salary adjustments for its employees.
On Tuesday, Cuepacs stressed that it would not accept any salary adjustments of 10 per cent as it had asked for a salary revision of between 10 and 40 per cent.