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Information Circular No 37/2017: Access to Private MRI Scans

By Industrial Relations Officer

The National Executive of PDFORRA have decided to assist our members who are facing discharge by funding an MRI scan which can show that the medical reasons being given for their discharge have been rectified or healed. To provide for the foregoing, the National Executive have initially dedicated a fund of €10,000 to support this […]

Information Circular No 36/2017: Launch of the PDFORRA App

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise our members that the Associations new App will be live from Wednesday 11 October 2017. The App can be downloaded directly from:               http://pdforra.cms-omd.ie Follow the installation links on: pdforra.ie pdforrasupport.ie The pdforra closed group on Facebook The App will be available on Apple, Android and PC. Once installed, save to your […]

Information Circular No 35/2017: Parental Leave – Increase in the Maximum Age of the Child

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise members that following discussions with the Department of Defence, an amendment to Para 420 (h) (2) of A Administrative Instruction Part 11 has now been agreed. This amendment provides that the maximum age of  the child where Parental Leave can now be availed of has increased from age 8 to age […]

Information Circular No 34: Payment of Instructors Allowance – EUTM – Mali

By Industrial Relations Officer

  PDFORRA wish to advise our members who participated in the EUTM Mali, and who undertook Instructing Duties while in situ, that the Association has been advised by the Department of Defence that the processing of payments is currently being undertaken. PDFORRA has supplied the Department of Defence with a list of our members for […]

Information Circular No 33/2017: Payment Date – Arrears – Apprentice Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise our members – who are Apprentices – of the impending date for the payment of arrears which the Department have confirmed will take place on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017. PDFORRA have been advised that the adjustment to the pay scales of Apprentices was completed on the 9th of August […]

Information Circular No 32/2017: Payment Date – Post 2013 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise all Post 2013 members of the impending date for the payment of arrears and the adjustment of pay scales, which the Department have advised will take place on Wednesday the 30th of August 2017. The pay of Post 2013 members will be adjusted, and backdated, to the 1st of July 2016, […]

Information Circular No 31/2017: Periods of Exemption From Payment of Rations – Single Living In Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise members with Single Living In status of their entitlement to the rebate of deduction of rations arising from DFR S3 Para 41 (A). Under the provisions of the aforementioned regulation, Single Living In Personnel are entitled to the exemption from the deduction in rations when: The soldier is in a military […]

Information Circular No 30/2017: Adjustment of Pay for Private Rank who Enlisted in the Defence Forces Since 01 January 2013 – To Include Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) Pay Increases

By Industrial Relations Officer

  Ranks Point Revised Line Pay Revised Military Service Allowance Total Weekly Pay   Private Recruit/Seaman 17 Weeks €390.31 €0.00 €390.31   Private 2 Star 12 Weeks €457.04 €0.00 €457.04 Seaman Second Class   Private 3 Star Year 1 €473.88 €43.76 €517.64 Seaman First Class Year 2 €473.88 €43.76 €517.64 Year 3 €473.88 €43.76 €517.64 […]

Information Circular No 29/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) Update – Pay Increases – Payment Dates

By Industrial Relations Officer

Recent Pay Increases: In recent weeks qualifying members have received the following pay increases:- 5th July 2017   Increases of 2.5% in annualised salary for members earning up to €24,000 and Increases of 1% in annualised salary for those earning between €24,001to €31,000. 19th July 2017 Increase of €19.16 per week for those members earning up […]

Information Circular No 28/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) – Pay Increases – Payment Dates

By Industrial Relations Officer

LRA – Pay Increases: PDFORRA has received confirmation that the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) pay increases wef January 2016 will be paid on 5th July 2017 including:- Increases of 2.5% in annualised salary those earning up to €24,000 and Increases of 1% in annualised salary those earning between €24,001to €31,000. The LRA increases wef 1st […]