Information Circulars

Information Circular No 01/2019: Proposed Equalisation Measures to Salary Scale of Privates – Who Enlisted Since 2011

By Industrial Relations Officer

Subsequent to discussions that took place last year between PDFORRA the Department of Defence and DPER Officials, the following worked examples of changes to increments have been provided to the Association. Soldier A enlisted in March 2011. S/he is now on point 7 of the scale and is due to go to point 8 on […]

Information Circular No 37/2018: Association Membership Growth

By Industrial Relations Officer

This year has seen membership of our Association grow following a period of relative stagnation. Membership of PDFORRA now stands at approximately 89% of all enlisted personnel, with a slight variation for discharges and recruitment lag. During the past year, the Association committed significant sums from its capital reserves to benefit our membership in a […]

Information Circular No 36/2018: Ophthalmologist Services

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has been informed by the Department of Defence that if a member is found to have a newly-diagnosed issue with their Visual Acuity in Part 1 of their medical examination, the Medical Officer will assess the need for these personnel to acquire glasses/lenses during Part II of their medical examination. If the Medical Officer […]

Information Circular No 35/2018: End of Year – Update on Actions

By Industrial Relations Officer

Over the course of the last number of months, PDFORRA have brought to finality a number of claims. Additionally, the Association has initiated actions within various Forums on behalf of our members. The following is a synopsis of actions undertaken: Successfully finalised claim for rations on behalf of nine (9) Apprentices serving in the Air […]

Information Circular No 34/2018: Outstanding Adjudications

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has engaged the services of Mr John Rodgers SC to provide legal counsel in respect of the aforementioned outstanding adjudications, which include: 1.  Increase in Army Ranger Wing Allowance 2.  Increase in Chefs Technical Pay 3.  Provision of free rations to Recruits and Apprentices, and 4.  Payment of Account Holders Allowance Subsequent to the […]

Information Circular No 33/2018: Payment of Wages Act – Timely Payment of Duties

By Industrial Relations Officer

Recent issues have highlighted deficiencies in current pay administration including – the late payment of Security Duty Allowances to personnel and the repayment of rations. On a number of occasions previously, PDFORRA has sought the contemporaneous notation of the date together with the payment awarded for duties on payslips. To date, for various reasons, the […]

Information Circular No 32/2018: Settlement of Payment of Wages Claims

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA today settled (9) nine claims with the Department of Defence taken under the Payment of Wages Act 1998, on behalf of serving Air Corps Apprentices. These cases have highlighted the need for members of PDFORRA to engage at an early stage with District Committees where members have not received, or been refunded monies owing […]

Information Circular No 31/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that the Department of Defence has reverted with the position of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) pertaining to the payment of outstanding adjudications. The Department has confirmed that they are willing to pay outstanding adjudications with effect from the 1st of October 2018. However, the Department […]

Information Circular No 30/2018: Payment of €1,000 to Members of 57 Inf Gp UNDOF

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Department of Defence have advised PDFORRA of the following information in relation to the payment of €1,000 net to be paid to members of the 57 Inf Gp: “As there is a direction to pay each member €1,000 Euro net, the payment had to be grossed up to get a net figure and therefore […]

Information Circular No 29/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Association was requested to attend discussions on the matter of outstanding Adjudications – in accordance with paragraph 5.2.1 of the Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 – 2020. Opening discussions were held today, Tuesday the 9th of October. Discussions were held on all four outstanding adjudications, which […]