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Information Circular No 45/2017: Amendment to A Admin Instruction – Part 10

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations between PDFORRA, Military Management and C&A Branch, D COS Sp. has signed an amendment to A Admin Instruction Part 10 which removes the requirement for personnel enlisted after 17 Feb 2006 and who are seeking re-engagement in service (12 to 21 Years) to have: “successfully completed and passed all courses to qualify to […]

Information Circular No 44/2017: Clarification – Advancement in Pay Scales – Private 3 Star / Able Seaman

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise our members that clarification has been sought from the Department of Defence as to the position of advancement in increment/advancement to next point of pay scale for Private 3 Star / Able Seaman. The Department advises that in accordance with DFR S3 – Para 67, personnel will be advanced in increment/point […]

Information Circular No 43/2017: Changes to Leave Allowances

By Industrial Relations Officer

Further to a the submission of a claim earlier this year, the Department of Defence have agreed to apply the terms of DPER Circular 01/2017 to those members of the Defence Forces represented by PDFORRA. The Circular provides for the following: (a)        Where there is the death of a spouse (including a cohabiting partner), child […]

Information Circular No 42/2017: Payment Date – Arrears Instructors Allowance – EUTM – Mali

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise our members who participated in EUTM Mali on Instructional Duties, that the Association has been informed by the Department of Defence that the processing of payments of Instructors Allowance Arrears will be paid on the 06th  December 2017. Any PDFORRA member who participated in EUTM Mali on Instructional Duties experiencing difficulties […]

Information Circular No 41/2017: Processing of Claims for PTR and AF 180’s – as Indicated by DJ4

By Industrial Relations Officer

A letter was issued in 2011 by D Admin, instructing that all personnel attending courses will process their PTR claims through their home units with the exception of Officers attached to the Military College for the purposes of senior and junior Command & Staff courses. In relation to personnel undertaking the TT scheme the procedure […]

Information Circular No 40/2017: Timely Payment of Duty Allowances

By Industrial Relations Officer

It has been brought to the attention of PDFORRA HQ that some members are experiencing delays in the payment of Security Duty Allowance (SDA) and similar type payments. While the exact reasons for the delays in payment are unknown to the personnel concerned, PDFORRA believe that all members have an entitlement to be remunerated within […]

Information Circular No 39/2017: Reinstatement of Unestablished Technician Pay – In Certain Circumstances

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA requests that all members who held Unestablished Technician Pay on the 1st of December 2012, and who subsequently had this allowance removed following overseas deployment, contact PDFORRA HQ for advice. Correspondence issued by military management, following apparent direction from the Department of Defence, on the 4th of June 2013, clearly states  – “ on […]

Information Circular No 38/2017: UPDATE – Post 01 Aug 2005 Private Rank – Pot NCO Course Requirement for Re-Engagement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Originally, Privates who joined after 1st August 2005 were required to have completed a Pot NCO Course as well as meeting other criteria such as conduct rating, physical fitness, minimum medical category and successful completion of certain courses in order to re-engage in service from 12 to 21 years service. However, following successful negotiations with […]

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 […]