Archive for February, 2009

PDFORRA Confirms Attendance of Executive Members at ICTU Demonstration

Friday, February 20th, 2009

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, has confirmed that members of its National Executive will attend the demonstration on Saturday 20th February 2009 in support of the ICTUs attempt to resurrect the Social Partnership process and introduce a Social Solidarity Pact. PDFORRA’s General Secretary, Gerry Rooney said, “Members of […]

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Information Circular 2/2009: Increase in Overseas Peace Support Allowance

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

PDFORRA submitted a claim for an increase in Overseas Peace Support Allowance. The basis of the claim was: A) Increases in the frequency of mandatory selection to fill overseas appointments. B) The reduced opportunity to volunteer for which overseas mission to travel on, due to the ‘Lead Brigade’ concept. C) The Minister for Defence’s announcement […]

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PDFORRA Declares Support for the Resurrection of Social Partnership Talks by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Friday, February 13th, 2009

PDFORRA, which is one of the largest representative organisations outside of ICTU, supports the efforts of Congresses to resurrect the Social Partnership process with Government and the employers. PDFORRA believes that this is the only way that the interests of low and middle income earners will be protected in the current financial crisis. Penalising one […]

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Information Circular 1/2009 – Imposition of Pension Levy on Public Service Workers

Friday, February 6th, 2009

To all PDFORRA members: PDFORRA is bitterly disappointed that members of the Defence Forces in tandem with other Public Sector workers must now carry the burden from mistakes made by others in the management of our economy. The fact that members of the Defence Forces must now pay a significant pension levy is an unjust […]

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PDFORRA Acknowledges Deteriorating Public Finances But Does Not Think Pay Cuts Are Necessary

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

PDFORRA, the representative association for soldiers, sailors and aircrew in the Defence Forces, has stated that it will constructively engage with Government to help address the deteriorating public financial situation – but sees no need for this to involve cuts in the pay of its members. The statement comes following a Department of Finance brief […]

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PDFORRA Strongly Believes That Taxation And Not A Pension Levy Should Be Used To Raise Funds

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

PDFORRA accepts that additional income must be raised by the Government at this time but this should not be done by the exclusive imposition of a pension levy in the Public Service, including members of the Defence Forces. This pension levy is unfair and bitterly disappointing for soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces. […]

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Pension Levy Public Service Pay

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Negotiations between the Government and the Social Partners on cutbacks in Public Service Pay broke down without agreement on Monday last 2nd February 2009. As a consequence the Government unilaterally imposed a pension levy across the public service which includes all members of the Defence Forces. It is proposed to enact legislation in Dail Eireann […]

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