Archive for 2009

Pension Implications – Budget 2010

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The Minister for Finance in his Budget 2010 speech outlined a number of measures in relation to Adjustments to Public Service Pay and Pensions and Public Service Pension Reform.  Adjustments to Public Service Pay and Pensions: In relation to pensions, the Minister for Finance made the following two important statements: 1.         In order to avoid […]

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Family Income Supplement (FIS)

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Due to the ongoing attack on the pay of members of the Defence Forces an increasing number of our members may be entitled to receive Family Income Supplement (FIS).  FIS is a tax free payment made through the Department of Social and Family Affairs to families on low incomes.  The qualifying criteria are as follows: […]

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Revised Cost of Living Packages

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Agreement has been reached at the Conciliation Council on revised cost of living packages in respect of NCO postings to Brussels, Paris, Stockholm and London. The revised arrangements are based on new grade equivalents which have led to the improved packages for some of the ranks involved. The arrangements are as follows:  Rank                           Old Grade […]

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Post April 2004 Personnel – Pension Contributions Refund

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Members who enlisted into the Permanent Defence Forces on or after 1st April 2004 were overcharged in relation to their Spouses’ and Children’s pension contributions.  The value of the repayments due to individual members will depend on length of service and vary from approximately €250 to €1500.  The contributions rates for the Spouses and Children’s […]

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“CUTTING PAY WAS THE EASY OPTION AND WILL CAUSE HARDSHIP FOR MANY DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS”, says PDFORRRA

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, has condemned the Government’s decision to cut the pay of members of the Defence Forces in the budget. The association has also declared its support for the efforts of the public service trade unions and associations to reach an agreement with Government, which […]

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NATIONAL PAY TALKS- UPDATE

Friday, December 4th, 2009

National Pay talks have broken down at 1600hrs this evening (4th December 2009) any hope of an agreement appears to have been lost. More information will be posted when it comes to hand.

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NATIONAL PAY TALKS

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Important Notice to all PDFORRA Members. Talks are continuing on the national pay talks and it is not clear as yet when they will be concluded. On conclusion of the talks PDFORRA will post all information on the Association Web Site and all Regional and District Secretaries will be informed in writing on the final outcome […]

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Recent Promotion Developments.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The Department of Defence has confirmed to PDFORRA that the 38 NCOs serving in Chad and 2 NCOs serving in ISAF will be paid their acting pay on the 2nd December 2009 (i.e. on pay week 48/09). The Department of Defence has further confirmed that the 20 Personnel serving in Kosovo will be paid their […]

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Further cuts not Justified

Monday, November 9th, 2009

 NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS.  Further cuts not Justified PDFORRAs position paper on further cuts in pay can be viewed on the Further cuts not Justified link on the front page of the Associations Web Page.      ENDS.

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PDFORRA SAYS MEMBERS HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO AID ECONOMY

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

PDFORRA is lobbying Oireachtas members, including Minister Willie O’Dea, to the emphasise that its members have already made their contribution to the resolution of the economic crisis. They have paid their fair share. Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORRA said today, “PDFORRA members receive relatively modest incomes and they have already been deducted a pension […]

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