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Information Circular No 15/2016: Pay Position of 2013 Privates

By Industrial Relations Officer

The pay of Privates joining the Permanent Defence Force since 2013 is less than it would have been had Para 2.31 of the Haddington Rd Agreement (HRA) been applied to them.  PDFORRA has already commenced negotiations to address this situation and has achieved some small advances but nowhere near enough to match the benefits provided […]

Information Circular No 14/2016: Increment Freeze – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

The National Executive Committee (NEC) has met to consider how PDFORRA should respond to the Government’s unilateral decision to impose an increment freeze on PDFORRA members in an effort to force PDFORRA to accept that the Haddington Rd Agreement section providing for an end to the two-tier pay structure does not apply to the members […]

PDFORRA SAYS, ‘IMPOSITION OF INCREMENT FREEZE ON ITS MEMBERS IS PROVOCATIVE AND INAPPROPRIATE’

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, says that the imposition of an increment freeze on its members is both provocative and inappropriate.  However, such a measure is in reality recognition by the Government that aspects of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement are open to negotiation rather than being a […]


Information Circular No 13/2016: Government to Impose Increment Freeze From 1st July

By Industrial Relations Officer

In a shock move, the Department of Defence has informed PDFORRA that it intends to impose an increment freeze on soldiers, sailors and aircrew with effect from 1st July 2016 because PDFORRA has not agreed to sign up to the terms of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA). The Department has informed PDFORRA that it cannot […]

PDFORRA CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS BREACH OF LANSDOWNE RD AGREEMENT

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, has condemned the Government’s shock decision to implement an increment freeze in the Permanent Defence Force as an act of bad faith and contrary to the principles of the Lansdowne Road Agreement. The present approach and attitude of Government representatives to members […]

Information Circular No 11/2016: Review of NCO Promotion Competitions for Sgt Rank and Higher 2012 – 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

The 2014 – 2016 NCO Promotion Competitions to Sergeant Rank and Higher ended on 11th June 2016 and will now be the subject of a detailed review as provided for when the original Conciliation Council Report No 448 was concluded. In support of the review process, PDFORRA has carried out an analysis of the operation […]