Information Circulars

Information Circular No 10/2018: Single Public Service Pension Scheme – Annual Benefits Statements

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members who have enlisted since 1st January 2013 that they are to receive their Annualised Benefits Statements in the coming weeks. PDFORRA has entered into significant correspondence with the Department of Defence over the past number of months regarding the supply of information to members on their pension entitlements. The […]

Information Circular No 9 – Summoning of Civilian Witnesses for the Purposes of Summary Investigation of Charges

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to draw members’ attention to the provisions of Section 183 (1) of the Defence Act 1954 (as amended) and the obligations/entitlements of Commanding Officers in respect of the hearings of summary charges. Section 183(1) of the Act, provides as follows: “Every person not subject to military law required to give evidence before an […]

Information Circular No 08/2018 – UPDATE – Application of the Working Time Directive to Members of the Defence Forces

By Industrial Relations Officer

As a result of the inability to secure agreement on the application of the Working Time Directive at Conciliation Council, PDFORRA assisted a number of our members to undertake legal action to secure their rights under this Directive. Legal actions were initiated over the past two years through the High Court. One of the number […]

Information Circular No 07/2018: Decision of Social Rights Committee on Complaint Submitted by PDFORRA and Review of Conciliation & Arbitration Scheme

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following publication of the decision of the European Social Rights Committee, which found that Ireland is in breach of Article 5 and 6 of the European Social Charter, PDFORRA is now engaged in a review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme with the Department of Defence. Additionally, following the release of the decision by the […]

Information Circular No 06/2018: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) wish to establish a panel for vacancies which may arise for Regional Liaison Officers (RLO’s). The Position will report to the General Secretary and his/her duties will include: The provision of a complete, comprehensive, effective, efficient and courteous service to all Regions and Districts under his/her […]

Information Circular No 05/2018: Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA 2018 – 2020) Payment Date for 01 January 2018 – 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) – 1% Pay Restoration due to our members with effect from 01st January 2018 will be paid on Wednesday 07th February 2018. PDFORRA is further advised that those payments made on 07th February […]

Information Circular No 04/2018: Processing of Claims for PTR and AF 180’s – as Indicated by DJ4

By Industrial Relations Officer

This Information Circular was originally published on 08/11/2017. However, it is apparent that PDFORRA members are still experiencing significant delays. 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 […]

Information Circular No 03/2018: Claim Seeking the Amendment of DFR A.11 to Provide for the Paternity and Benefit Act 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the submission of a claim by PDFORRA, seeking the required amendments to Defence Force Regulations to provide for the aforementioned leave, the Department have advised that they are still being progressed. However, the Department have advised D J1, pending finalisation of the amendment process, (including signature by the Minister) that due to the commencement […]

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 […]