Cuepacs president Omar Osman said they had received pleas from contract employees to mitigate their dilemma.
"We will protect their welfare, considering that most had served for more than 10 years. Most importantly, they also have families to support so we hope the government will review the decision," he told reporters after chairing Cuepacs' supreme council meeting at Wisma Cuepacs in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
On the 10 percent reduction in intake of employees into the civil service beginning next year, Omar opined that many new graduates from public and private institutions of higher learning might not be able to get a job.
"Cuepacs had previously sent a memorandum to the department but we did not receive any response," he said.
He stressed that the department should not only accept teachers who possessed a diploma but should also take work experience into consideration.
Omar said Cuepacs had during the meeting, also raised the corporatisation of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority.
"Cuepacs urge the government to defer the implementation. The government must first brief the agency's workforce on it and Cuepacs should be rightly involved in the corporatisation.
"In this regard, Cuepacs proposed that the workforce be offered a choice, whether to opt for early retirement, be transferred to another department or resign from the service," he said.
- Bernama - Malaysiakini, 12/12/2012, Cuepacs: Give extension to 50,000 contract workers