Pay

Information Circular No 13/2019 – Update – Ongoing Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Public Service Pay Commission is scheduled to publish its recommendations imminently. Upon receipt, PDFORRA will consider, review and update our membership on any recommendations made. The Association is set to engage in direct mediation on aspects of the Working Time Directive with the Department of Defence during the latter half of this week. This […]

Information Circular No 12/2019 – German Battle Group 2019 Rates – Stadtallendorf, Germany

By Industrial Relations Officer

Rates effective from 01 May, 2019 Rank/Grade Equivalents Allowances Sgt. Major = (HEO + EO)/2 COLA = Cost of Living Allowance BQMS= (HEO+EO)/2 LPA= Local Post Allowance CQMS = EO CFA= Children’s Foreign Allowance Company Sergeant = EO Unacc = Unaccompanied Sergeant = (SO+CO)/2 Acc = Accompanied   COLA   LPA   Total COLA and […]

Information Circular No 07/2019: Attendance of PDFORRA Before the Public Service Pay Commission

By Industrial Relations Officer

Representatives from PDFORRA appeared before the Public Service Pay Commission on Tuesday of this week – 05th March 2019. The Association, in advance of the hearing, supplied the Commission with a copy of our presentation, which highlighted the urgent requirement to increase allowances that are unique to the Defence Forces. The Terms of Reference for […]

Information Circular No 06/2019: Refund of Motor Tax members proceeding Overseas

By Industrial Relations Officer

It is possible in certain circumstances to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local motor tax office on Form RF120. Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include: • The vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State […]

Information Circular No 04/2019: Payment of Technical Pay – Group 3 to Medical Personnel Deployed on Operations Pontus and Sophia

By Industrial Relations Officer

During 2018, this Association was informed that members of the Medical Corps (Army), who deployed on the above missions had NOT been paid the equivalent rate of Technical Pay (Gp 3) – Emergency Medical Technician – for the duration of the above Missions, unlike their counterparts in the Naval Service. PDFORRA has now secured agreement […]

Information Circular No 02/2019: Unsuccessful Arbitration Board Finding – Loss of Earnings Kilkenny / Limerick / Kilworth

By Industrial Relations Officer

Hearings on the claim for loss of earnings for personnel from Kilkenny, Limerick and Kilworth took place on the 19th of October and 13th of December 2018. These hearings followed a number of successful claims by PDFORRA for loss of earnings for personnel from Clonmel, Mullingar, EOD personnel impacted by the cessation of duties at […]

Information Circular No 01/2019: Proposed Equalisation Measures to Salary Scale of Privates – Who Enlisted Since 2011

By Industrial Relations Officer

Subsequent to discussions that took place last year between PDFORRA the Department of Defence and DPER Officials, the following worked examples of changes to increments have been provided to the Association. Soldier A enlisted in March 2011. S/he is now on point 7 of the scale and is due to go to point 8 on […]

Information Circular No 19/2018: Access and Printing of Payslips & P60’s

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following representations, PDFORRA have been advised by the Department of Defence that facilities are in place in all Defence Force Barracks to ensure that those who cannot access the Core-Portal on their personal devices, can access their payslips/P60 on Defence Force PC’s – printers are also available for this purpose. Alternatively, in the event that […]

Information Circular No 02/2018: Pay Scale – Post 2013 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members of the Pay Scales applicable to personnel who enlisted Post January 2013 and are promoted to the rank of Corporal/Sergeant. The following is a synopsis of the full Pay Scales which will be published on IKON in the coming weeks. Corporal / Leading Seaman: Point          […]

Information Circular No 01/2018: Payroll Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the submission of a number of queries by PDFORRA to Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, members are advised in the first instance to contact their Unit Pay Clerks in relation to the issues set out hereunder: GUIDELINES FOR PAY CLERK WHO TO CONTACT FROM APRIL 2017 Under no circumstances should an NCO or Soldier contact […]