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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 […]

Information Circular No 27/2017: Problems with the Administration of Pay and Pensions in Certain Circumstances

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is currently trying to address a large number of problems regarding pay and pension admin, which are running at a higher level than normal. The root of the problems is the fact that the administration of pay has moved from Department of Defence to Payroll Shared Services Centre (PSSC) which is unfamiliar with the […]

Information Circular No 26/2017: PDFORRA NEC Position – Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

The National Executive Committee (NEC) has met to consider the outcome of the negotiations to conclude an agreement to extend the Lansdowne Rd Agreement for a period of three years from 1st Jan 2018. The pay offer of between 5.57% and 7.25% of annualised salary is comparable to the private sector and will fully restore […]

Information Circular No 25/2017: Proposed Public Service Stability Agreement (LRA 2) – Percentage Gains 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

Public Servants who are members of the Pre 2013 Scheme with Fast Accrual – Members who enlisted prior to 01 Jan 2013 Salary Range Revised Average Pay Restoration Level % Benefit Non Single Scheme € € 0 – 25,000 24,175 1,675 6.7 25,000 – 30,000 29,547 2,047 7.44 30,000 – 35,000 34,409 1,909 5.87 35,000 […]

Information Circular No 24/2017: Adjustment of Pay Scales for those of Private Rank who Enlisted in the Defence Forces Since 01 January 2013

By Industrial Relations Officer

  Ranks Point Current Line Pay Current MSA Total Revised Line Pay Revised MSA Weekly Additional 5.26%   Private         Recruit/Seaman 17 Weeks €351.61 €0.00 €351.61 €352.60 €0.00 €352.60 €371.15     Private 2 Star 12 Weeks €378.94 €0.00 €378.94 €416.00 €0.00 €416.00 €437.88 Seaman Second Class     Private 3 Star […]

Information Circular No 21/2017: D PER Proposal on Terms of Extension of the Lansdowne Road Agreement – Important Non-Pay and Pension Provisions

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following talks facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), D PER has made proposals to Public Servants including PDFORRA members as part of negotiations on an extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement – which is called the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020.  The proposed Agreement includes the following important non-pay provisions: It acknowledges […]

Information Circular No 20/2017: D PER Proposal on Terms of Extension of the LRA – Pension Contribution and Pension Related Deduction (PRD)

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following talks facilitated by the WRC, D PER has made the following pension contribution proposal to PDFORRA members as part of a proposed extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA). The D PER proposal provides that the existing PRD will be converted into a permanent Additional Pension Contribution (ASC), which will be in addition to […]