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Information Circular No 28/2014: Agreement Technician Pay – Group 1

By Industrial Relations Officer

In accordance with paragraph 1.3 of the Defence Sector Agreement arising under the Croke Park Agreement, it was agreed that a review would be undertaken of the current Technician grading of appointments and/or classes of appointments for enlisted personnel.  As part of this review, it was agreed that consideration would be taken of whether current […]

Information Circular No 27/2014: Upper Service Limits applying to Post 1994 Entrants and Statement of Claim for Adjudication

By Industrial Relations Officer

Conciliation Council Report No 462 on the upper service limit to be applied to Post 1st Jan 1994 personnel of Private and Corporal rank has been signed.  The report records the fact that the Department of Defence did concede that certain Grp 3 Technicians and higher of Private and Corporal rank could have an upper […]

Information Circular No 25: INTEGRATED PAY SCALES

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA have been informed by the Department of Defence that they hope to be in a position to make payment of the new integrated scales for pay date 26 November, including arrears owing. However, the Department did advise PDFORRA that software issues are continuing to cause difficulties in implementing the new integrated pay-scales for our […]


Information Circular No 24/2014: Arrears Holiday Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the submission by PDFORRA on the 28th of March 2013, for the inclusion of any additional payments in pay during periods of annual leave where this is not already the case – the Department last December conceded PDFORRA’s claim and members were paid a sum of approximately €10 Million, inclusive of arrears. The basis […]

Information Circular No 23/2014: Compensation for Loss of Earnings Under the Haddington Road Agrement

By Industrial Relations Officer

In March 2013, PDFORRA submitted a claim for loss of earnings arising from the closure of a number of Barracks in March 2012.  The claim was submitted in respect of personnel whom PDFORRA alleged had suffered an actual loss of earnings resulting from the loss of regular, fixed, rostered duties.  The issue was discussed at […]

Mark Keane Re-Elected Vice-President of PDFORRA for a Second 3 Year Term

By Industrial Relations Officer

Mark Keane of the Naval Service was re-elected as Vice President of PDFORRA today, at the Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo.  He will now commence his second three-year term as Vice President. Mark has served 24 years in the Naval Service – and 15 years in PDFORRA, at local and national level. He lives in […]