Information Circulars

Information Circular No 42: 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 […]

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 […]