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Information Circular No 5/2017: 2013 Private Pay & Haddington Road Agreement – Clarifications

By Industrial Relations Officer

Discussions held on Friday, 17th February 2017 between PDFORRA, Defence and D PER, which were facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), have concluded with agreement. The WRC noted that the parties have agreed the parameters within which they will conclude their discussions on pay and these concluding discussions will be held in tandem with […]

PDFORRA BATTLE FOR EQUAL PAY FOR ALL PRIVATE SOLDIERS AND WANT TO END TWO TIER PAY STRUCTURE

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF), will attend at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today for talks on a dispute with Government over measures to end the two tier pay structure for 2013 entrants of Private rank. (PDFORRA will arrive at Lansdowne House at 1030am, Friday 17th) […]

Information Circular No 2/2017: Electronic Payslips

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has recently been contacted by members concerned about requests for civilian email addresses from the military authorities. Following these contacts, PDFORRA submitted correspondence to Defence Forces Conciliation and Arbitration Branch (C&A) seeking clarification on the issues raised by members, principle among these being the issue of payslips being sent directly to civilian email addresses […]


Information Circular No 1/2017: Home Carers Tax Credit

By Industrial Relations Officer

A Home Carer’s Tax Credit is a tax credit given to married couples or civil partners (who are jointly assessed for tax) where one spouse or civil partner works in the home caring for a dependent person. It was announced in Budget 2017 that the Home Carer’s Tax Credit given to married couples or civil […]

Information Circular No 32/2016 CLARIFICATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION CRITERIA RECOMMENDATION FOR PROMOTION

By PDFORRA 1

CLARIFICATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION CRITERIA RECOMMENDATION FOR PROMOTION   ‘A’ Administrative Instruction Part 10, Para 344 (e) refers; “have completed an annual medical examination within twelve months of the date on which the Promotion Competition is first advertised.”  “Where application is made by an NCO serving overseas, he/she will be assessed on his/her Overseas Medical […]

Information Circular No 31/2016: PDFORRA Membership – Density Increasing

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRAs end of year membership density for 2016 has increased to 86% and this represents a 1.5% rise since 2015. Prior to the 2008 crisis, PDFORRA had membership levels around 92% and the trend in recent years has been moving back in that direction. PDFORRA has never had a membership density of less than 83%. […]