Information Circulars

Information Circular No 11/2017: Operation Pontus – Payment Agreed

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following a long period of struggle, payment at an acceptable level for Operation Pontus has been agreed.  The matter has been formally resolved through the signing of Conciliation Council Report No 502 wef 6th April 2017. The agreement now provides for an additional daily payment of €15 tax free for the period on sailing order […]

Information Circular No 10/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following a period of consultation with the membership, agreement has been reached with the Department of Defence on the application of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA) to the ranks represented by PDFORRA. A formal written agreement will be drawn up and arrangements will be made to pay the pay increases provided for by the Agreement […]

Information Circular No 9/2017: Potential Officers Course 2017

By Industrial Relations Officer

Negotiations have commenced on the system and criteria that will apply to the proposed 2017 Potential Officers Course. The system and criteria proposed by the Military Authorities are largely based on those used in the last Potential Officers Course and will be open to candidates from the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service.  All successful […]

Information Circular No 8/2017: NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2018:- Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

The NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019 as originally published is being re-scheduled to ensure that the originally agreed provisions of CCR No 448B are applied. It was originally agreed that candidates who met the service in the rank requirement of three (3) years in the Army and Air Corps and two (2) years in […]

Information Circular No 4/2017: NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019: Reduction in Minimum Service in Rank Requirement in Certain Circumstances

By Industrial Relations Officer

Conciliation Council Report No 448B provides the basis for the NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019, which has now been launched.  The Agreement includes the possibility of reducing the agreed minimum service in the rank requirement (currently set at 3 years’ in the Army and Air Corps and 2 years’ in the Naval Service respectively) […]

Information Circular No 3/2017: Important Reasons to Join and Support PDFORRA

By Industrial Relations Officer

SOLIDARITY          Being a member of PDFORRA allows you to express solidarity with Enlisted Personnel of all Ranks and Contracts as evidenced by the stand taken on the Lansdowne Rd Agreement in support of the 2013 Privates. WORKPLACE EQUALITY          Being a member of PDFORRA is the best way to benefit from PDFORRAs record of advancing the […]

Information Circular No 7/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement – Main Elements

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is now consulting its members on the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA) with the intention of formally agreeing to the application of its terms before 1st April 2017.  The main terms of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement are as follows: 1st January 2016:       The exemption threshold for payment of Pension Related Deduction (PRD) will increase from […]

Information Circular No 6/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Discussions on the pay of Privates entering the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) since 2013 were held in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Friday, 17th February 2017.  The WRC facilitated the talks between PDFORRA, Department of Defence and D PER and the talks concluded with an agreement that now allows PDFORRA to consider accepting the […]

Information Circular No 5/2017: 2013 Private Pay & Haddington Road Agreement – Clarifications

By Industrial Relations Officer

Discussions held on Friday, 17th February 2017 between PDFORRA, Defence and D PER, which were facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), have concluded with agreement. The WRC noted that the parties have agreed the parameters within which they will conclude their discussions on pay and these concluding discussions will be held in tandem with […]

Information Circular No 2/2017: Electronic Payslips

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has recently been contacted by members concerned about requests for civilian email addresses from the military authorities. Following these contacts, PDFORRA submitted correspondence to Defence Forces Conciliation and Arbitration Branch (C&A) seeking clarification on the issues raised by members, principle among these being the issue of payslips being sent directly to civilian email addresses […]