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Posted on: October 24, 2008

50,000 contract civil servants face the axe
Muda Mohd Noor | Oct 23, 08 3:52pm
About 50,000 contract employees in the civil service are facing the possibility of being retrenched by the end of this year, according to the Congress of Union Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs).

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Cuepacs president Omar Osman told Malaysiakini that the tenure of many contract employees have not been extended. The reasons for this are stated as being related to performance and productivity.

Asked if this was related to budget constraints, Osman said he believes there is no longer an allocation for such employees.

However, the Cuepacs president refused to accept this excuse as he is certain that the government can still afford the contract employees.

cuepacs omar osman 181007“The possibility of the retrenchment occurring due to the government having no allocation for contract based workers is there but this no reason for this to happen as I believe that the government can still maintain their employment,” he added.

Following this, Cuepacs is expected to meet with officials from the Civil Service Department (JPA) after the body’s congressional meeting on Nov 14 to 16 in Kota Kinabalu to seek explanation on the matter.

“Cuepacs will also meet with all contract-based civil servants from Kelantan on Nov 6 to gather more information on the matter,” he said, adding that meetings with civil servants from other states will follow suit.

Employment status changed to part timers

Omar also revealed that prior to learning about the matter, his side had held a meeting with JPA to discuss on ways to integrate contract-based civil servants into permanent staff but added that the idea would require approval and permission from their current employers.

He also learnt that some contract-based workers yet to receive their letter of termination have had their employment status changed to part-time employment.

civil servants 200404“Cuepacs feels that this is an act to smoothen the process of terminating their contracts in the future (as part of the retrenchment programme),” he said.

Omar added that civil servants affected by the programme have worked for the government for more than 15 years.

One of the ways to resolve the matter was to maintain their status as contract-based workers until their retirement age instead of having their employment status changed to a permanent status.

“Or the government can look for other mechanisms to deal with the matter so that these workers can have their employment maintained in their respective departments,” he said.

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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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