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Information Circular No 32/2018: Settlement of Payment of Wages Claims

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA today settled (9) nine claims with the Department of Defence taken under the Payment of Wages Act 1998, on behalf of serving Air Corps Apprentices. These cases have highlighted the need for members of PDFORRA to engage at an early stage with District Committees where members have not received, or been refunded monies owing […]

Information Circular No 31/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that the Department of Defence has reverted with the position of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) pertaining to the payment of outstanding adjudications. The Department has confirmed that they are willing to pay outstanding adjudications with effect from the 1st of October 2018. However, the Department […]

Information Circular No 30/2018: Payment of €1,000 to Members of 57 Inf Gp UNDOF

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Department of Defence have advised PDFORRA of the following information in relation to the payment of €1,000 net to be paid to members of the 57 Inf Gp: “As there is a direction to pay each member €1,000 Euro net, the payment had to be grossed up to get a net figure and therefore […]

Information Circular No 29/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Association was requested to attend discussions on the matter of outstanding Adjudications – in accordance with paragraph 5.2.1 of the Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 – 2020. Opening discussions were held today, Tuesday the 9th of October. Discussions were held on all four outstanding adjudications, which […]

Information Circular No 28/2018: Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA 2018 – 2020) – Payment Date for 01 October 2018 – Pay Restoration

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has been informed by Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence, that the application of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 – the 1% Pay Restoration due to our members with effect from 01st October 2018 – will be paid on Wednesday 03rd October 2018. PDFORRA Members Please Note: Under the terms of […]

Information Circular No 27/2018: Post 2011 Pay Scales – Realignment

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise it members – recruited after the first of January 2011 – that it has been involved in talks pertaining to resolving the issue of new entrant pay scales. The Association is currently studying the proposals, and seeking clarification on a number of issues. The text of the proposal from DPER, and […]

Information Circular No 26/2018: Summary of Ongoing Activities

By Industrial Relations Officer

As of the 30th of August 2018, the following is a summary of activities currently being undertaken by the Association on behalf of our members: Claim under Articles 1 & 26 of the European Social Charter – Finalisation date dependant on Committee. Review of C&A Scheme following complaint under Articles 5&6 of the European Social […]

Information Circular No 25/2018: Rights and Obligations – Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to remind its members of the obligations on employers under Section 8 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Additionally, the Association reminds personnel of their obligations under Section 13 of the same Act, and the protections afforded under Section 27. Section 8(1) of the Health Safety and Welfare at […]

Information Circular No 24/2018: Clarification – Continuation of Periods of Acting Rank (Paid)/Substitution Allowance

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that following clarification from the Military Authorities that the following is the position for extensions in Acting Rank (Paid)/Substitution Allowance: “…. it has been agreed that, where sanction has already been given for acting or substitution and the period needs to be extended, it is a Unit responsibility to […]

Information Circular No 23/2018: Members Recruited into the Defence Forces – Post 1994 Reminder – Claim for Continuance in Service for Cooks

By Industrial Relations Officer

Previous Information Circular 11/2018 refers: PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that following lengthy discussions with the Department of Defence, post 1994 members who are serving in appointments as Cooks – as outlined in DFR CS4 – will now be allowed to continue in service in the Permanent Defence Forces to age 50 once the […]