Archive for January, 2010

PDFORRA question budget allocation for Defence and call for clarification that numbers will not be reduced further

Friday, January 29th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, have called on the Minister for Defence to re-affirm that the cuts to the Defence Forces will be limited to the 500 set by Government recently. PDFORRA has raised this concern following publication of budget figures which it says point to a greater […]

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Information Circular 03/2010: Vacancy Secretary General EUROMIL

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

PDFORRA are affiliated to EUROMIL the European umbrella organisation for 35 military Associations. EUROMIL are seeking to fill the appointment of Secretary General; members of PDFORRA who have the necessary qualifications are eligible to apply. Criteria and Qualifications can be viewed on the EUROMIL web site www.euromil.org Any member wishing to apply for interview should […]

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Information Circular 5/2010: LARIUM SIDE EFFECTS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

PDFORRA has been engaged in discussions regarding the appropriate anti-malaria drug that should be issued to members who are serving overseas on missions where a malaria risks exists. The question of side effects from taking Larium has been a constant feature of these discussions.  PDFORRA wishes to establish to what extent members have developed or […]

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Information Circular 4/2010: FLYING PAY APPOINTMENTS REVIEW

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The 2008 findings of the adjudicator in the Flying Pay claim provided that periodic reviews would take place from time to time to ensure that the number of appointments matches the operational flying duties commitment. A review in this regard is about to commence and will conclude in a number of months. All members should […]

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Information Circular 2/2010: PENSION POSITION FOLLOWING BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT AND PAY CUTS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

A great deal of misunderstanding exists throughout the Defence Forces around the implications for pensions following Budget 2010. PDFORRA has been asked to clarify if suggestions that pensions will be cut by up to 30% in 2011 or that the pension increments between 21 and 31 years service will be removed are true. There is […]

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