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LOW ENTRY PAY WILL UNDERMINE DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITMENT PLANS FOR 2016 AND 2017 – says PDFORRA

By Industrial Relations Officer

Some Naval Service personnel serving in the Mediterranean on less than minimum wage…… PDFORRA, the Association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force claim that the low level of entry pay will totally undermine the ambitious recruitment plans, announced for 2016 and 2017 by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, TD . PDFORRA […]

Information Circular No 3/2016: Notice of Election – General Secretary

By Industrial Relations Officer

In accordance with Rule 13.2 (o) of the Constitution – an election for General Secretary is now required to take place. In order to qualify as a candidate, one must be a fully paid up member of PDFORRA and be nominated by not less than three Districts. Candidates so nominated shall sit an interview before […]

PDFORRA WELCOMES THE LABOUR PARTY’S COMMITMENT TO FACILITATE ICTU MEMBERSHIP – AND CALLS ON THE OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES TO CLARIFY THEIR POSITIONS ON THIS ISSUE

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, welcomes the Labour Party’s commitment to facilitating ICTU membership for Defence Forces Representative Associations  – and has called on the other parties to clarify their positions on the issue just ahead of elections to the 32nd Dail. PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney […]


Information Circular No 2/2016: Amendment of Criteria for Promotion To Corporal (Tech)

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiation at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend the promotional criteria for Corporal vacancies within Technical Units, and Corporal vacancies for Chefs within Line Units. This criteria is designed to balance the conflicting interests of personnel who are qualified to undertake the role of Corporal with the requirement of Units to have […]

Information Circular No 1/2016: Naval Service Armourer Trainee Technician Scheme – 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has been notified that the Naval Service intends to train a number of armourers to provide ordnance support to the organisation.  In pursuit of this, PDFORRA understands that the Naval Service has sought applicants to undergo armourer training to commence in March 2016. PDFORRA has not been consulted in any way regarding this development. […]

Information Circular No 25/2015: Entry Grade (Private) – Pay Incorporation

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is in discussions with the Department of Defence on the above mentioned matter.  The Association and is seeking the application of para 2.31 of the Haddington Rd Agreement (HRA) to provide for the incorporation of the pre and post 1st January 2013 pay rates in respect of the entry rank of Private.  This has […]