Information Circulars

Information Circular No 23/2019 – Retirements on Age Grounds and PSSA 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDDFORRA wishes to advise it members of the following provision which has been agreed between the Department of Defence and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) and applies to the members represented by PDFORRA. In relation to PDF personnel who have retired, or who are yet to retire, compulsorily on age grounds within […]

Information Circular No 22/2019 – Public Service Pay Commission Report – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following consultations with the National Executive and Regional Chairpersons, it has been decided that the General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary will undertake a series of information briefings for PDFORRA members in the coming weeks. Following the aforementioned consultations, it appears that a significant degree of misconception exists within the wider membership regarding the recommendations […]

Information Circular No 20/2019 – Details of Pay Restoration – Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA received the Report of the Public Service Pay Commission on Thursday 04th July.  The Report is effectively broken down into two areas, the first relates to immediate pay restoration measures and the second element relates to pay reviews to be undertaken before the expiry of the current pay agreement. The following pay related measures […]

Information Circular No 19/2019 – Publication of Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Public Service Pay Commission report has been released to PDFORRA in the past few hours. This report follows the tendering of multiple submissions and an oral hearing before the Commission by PDFORRA. Members who may choose to review the submissions made by PDFORRA should be aware that the initial submission was made in February […]

Information Circular No 18/2019 – Delay in Repatriation of Personnel From 58 INF Group – UNDOF

By Industrial Relations Officer

Subsequent to the notification of the delay in the repatriation of personnel from the aforementioned mission, PDFORRA submitted a claim for an ex-gratia payment to be made to members of the aforementioned mission on the 4th of April 2019. The rationale advanced for the delay in repatriation is that the Lebanese Authorities had not granted […]

Information Circular No 17/2019 – PDFORRA – Appearance Before Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has received an invitation to attend before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence at 09:30 Hrs. on the 27th of June 2019. The invitation follows a request by PDFORRA to attend before the Committee to discuss the pending report of the Public Service Pay Commission, the application of the Working Time […]

Information Circular No 16/2019 – Retention of pay – Personnel Undertaking Apprenticeship or Trainee Technician Scheme

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, following representations from our members, entered into negotiations with the Department of Defence on the points of pay scale applicable to our members who have been discharged and re-enlisted for any of the above mentioned training schemes. Following discussions held between the Association and the Department at Conciliation Council, PDFORRA has agreed to signing […]

Information Circular No 15/2019 – Refund of Costs – Eye Examinations

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA members should be aware that the Defence Forces annual occupational medical provides for eye tests and eyesight tests to assess eye health and visual acuity for all personnel, including those who use a VDU as a significant part of their normal work. If further testing or examination is required, the Defence Forces primary carers […]

Information Circular No 14/2019 – Publication of Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is acutely aware of recent pronouncements regarding the publication of the Public Service Pay Commission report. On Monday 27/05/2019, the Association was advised that a briefing was to be given to Officials on Tuesday afternoon; however, this invitation was subsequently rescinded as the Association was advised that Government would need time to consider the […]

Information Circular No 13/2019 – Update – Ongoing Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Public Service Pay Commission is scheduled to publish its recommendations imminently. Upon receipt, PDFORRA will consider, review and update our membership on any recommendations made. The Association is set to engage in direct mediation on aspects of the Working Time Directive with the Department of Defence during the latter half of this week. This […]