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Information Circular No 16/2014: 2014 – NCO Promotion Competition

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the expiration of the 2012 Order of Merit list for NCO promotion, PDFORRA have agreed to a framework for a new competition to commence over the coming months. The new agreement is titled CCR 448A and is an interim agreement which will remain in place until after the substantive review of CCR 448 is […]

Information Circular No 15/2014: Recommendation for Overseas Service and Medical Examinations

By Industrial Relations Officer

Para 3005 (a) of C.S. 5 provides that in relation to Medical Examination: “all provisional selectees shall undergo a full medical examination prior to deployment to determine their fitness or otherwise for the mission in question”. Further, on the basis of C.S. 5, a Unit Commander’s recommendation is contingent upon the applicant meeting those criteria […]

Information Circular No 14/2014: Posting/Transfer of Personnel – End of NCO Promotion Competition 2012

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the expiry of the 2012 NCO Promotion Agreement Order of Merit lists for Sergeant ranks and Higher, GOCs (FOCNS) will have the authority to post/transfer individuals as outlined in DFR A10.  The filling of appointments on this basis will be conditional on those concerned meeting the assignment qualifications for the appointment outlined in Annex […]


Information Circular No 13/2014: Up-Rated Pay Scale Agreed for Post 1st Jan 2013 Enlisted Personnel Who Are Members of the Single Pension Scheme

By Industrial Relations Officer

Agreement has been reached on an up-rated pay scale for all post 1st Jan 2013 Enlisted Personnel to whom the Single Pension Scheme is applied. The up-rated scale provides for a 5.26% increase on all points of the pay scale, technician pay and Military Service Allowance.  The increase will also apply to allowances in the […]

Information Circular No 11/2014: Stand-by Service with Battle Groups Equivalent to an Overseas Trip in Respect of Extension, Re-engagement and Continuance in Service Criteria for Post-1994 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

Stand-by service with Battle Groups equivalent to an overseas trip in respect of extension, re-engagement and continuance in service criteria for post-1994 personnel: Members are reminded that Conciliation Council Report No 360 provides that Battle Group service for the full stand-by period will be considered the equivalent of an overseas trip in terms of meeting […]

Information Circular No 10/2014: Petition Seeking an Increase in the Upper Service Limit of Post 1st Jan 1994 Enlisted Personnel to a Minimum of 50 Years of Age

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is drawing up a petition of members’ names to be transmitted to the Minister for Defence under a cover letter from the General Secretary, PDFORRA.  The petition of names will be transmitted through the established and recognised system of making representations to the Minister for Defence. The petition supports a call for the Minister […]