Information Circulars

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 […]

Information Circular No 46/2017: Ballot on Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

The counting of ballots on the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 – 2020 was completed on Wednesday the 20th December, 2017. The result of the ballot is as follows: PSSA Ballot Result Yes 88.7% No 11.3% The membership has voted to accept the terms of the Agreement. PDFORRA will now proceed to draw up […]

Information Circular No 45/2017: Amendment to A Admin Instruction – Part 10

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations between PDFORRA, Military Management and C&A Branch, D COS Sp. has signed an amendment to A Admin Instruction Part 10 which removes the requirement for personnel enlisted after 17 Feb 2006 and who are seeking re-engagement in service (12 to 21 Years) to have: “successfully completed and passed all courses to qualify to […]

Information Circular No 44/2017: Clarification – Advancement in Pay Scales – Private 3 Star / Able Seaman

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wish to advise our members that clarification has been sought from the Department of Defence as to the position of advancement in increment/advancement to next point of pay scale for Private 3 Star / Able Seaman. The Department advises that in accordance with DFR S3 – Para 67, personnel will be advanced in increment/point […]

Information Circular No 43/2017: Changes to Leave Allowances

By Industrial Relations Officer

Further to a the submission of a claim earlier this year, the Department of Defence have agreed to apply the terms of DPER Circular 01/2017 to those members of the Defence Forces represented by PDFORRA. The Circular provides for the following: (a)        Where there is the death of a spouse (including a cohabiting partner), child […]

Information Circular No 42/2017: 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 […]