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Information Circular No 9/2015: Extension of the Haddington Road Agreement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Mr Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, has invited the ICTU Public Service Committee (PSC) into discussions with representatives of public service management to seek agreement on an approach to commence the unwinding of the FEMPI legislation. In doing so, public service management wish to see the productivity, reform and industrial relations […]

Information Circular No 8/2015: Extension of Date for Final Receipt of Nominations for District Elections – 2015

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members should be aware that a decision has been taken to extend the date for final receipt of nominations for the 2015 District Elections to 12.00 hrs on Monday 11th May 2015. This provision will only apply in districts where insufficient nominations have been received to establish a committee. All members are reminded that to […]

Information Circular No 7/2015: Entry Grade Pay – 2013

By Industrial Relations Officer

The following are the pay scales that apply to personnel enlisting in the Permanent Defence Forces after 01 January 2013. Rank Point Payscale Military Service Allowance (MSA) Grade 1 (Recruit) €351.61 Nil Private 2 Star €378.94 Nil Private 3 Star 1st Year of Service 1 €378.94 €39.38 2nd Year of Service 2 €405.25 €39.38 3rd Year […]


PDFORRA WELCOMES DEBATE ON RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF DEFENCE FORCES TO JOIN ICTU

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, welcomes the introduction by Deputy Michael McNamara, of a Bill designed inter alia to provide for greater ability for members of an Garda Siochana and Defence Forces to fully negotiate on items such as pay through membership of ICTU. PDFORRA General Secretary, […]

Information Circular No 6/2015: Amendment of DFR A.10 – To Make Provision for Personnel With Non-Reckonable Leave Taken in Excess of One Year

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations between Military Management and PDFORRA at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend DFR A.10, Paragraph 11 (c), which governs Continuance in Service in Exceptional Circumstances.  Para 11(c) of the aforementioned regulation provided that a man of the Permanent Defence Forces could be Continued in Service- “(a) For such a period not […]

Information Circular No 5/2015: Adjudication Recommendation – Claim by PDFORRA for an Increase in the Upper Service Limits for Post 1994 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minister for Defence has accepted the findings of the Adjudicator’s Report in respect of a claim by PDFORRA for an increase in the upper service limit to allow post 1 January 1994 Privates and Corporals to serve to 50 years of age.  On Wednesday 04th March 2015, the Minster for Defence laid the findings […]