Archive for April, 2010

Information Circular No 17/2010: MEDICAL CARD/GP VISIT CARD ENTITLEMENT

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

 In certain circumstances members may qualify for a medical card issued by the Health Service Executive (HSE) or indeed a GP Visit Card.  To qualify for a medical card your weekly income must be below a certain figure for your family size. Cash income, savings, investments and property are taken into account in the means […]

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PDFORRA National Executive to recommend rejection of national agreement in forthcoming ballot

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, is to recommend that to its members that they reject the recently negotiated national agreement in a ballot over the coming weeks. PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney, said: “After a long debate our National Executive has decided to-day(Monday 12th April) to recommend […]

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Information Circular No 15/2010: Public Service Pay Agreement 2010-2014. Notice of Ballot.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

PDFORRA hereby wishes to inform all members of a ballot on the Public Service Pay Agreement 2010 – 2014 in the coming weeks.  Each Member will receive a detailed Briefing document on the pay agreement outlining the following. The National Executive position. Defence Sector proposals for an Integrated Public Service. The Public Service Agreement 2010-2014. Public Service […]

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Information Circular No 14/2010: PDFORRA Website – Access information

Friday, April 9th, 2010

PDFORRA is pleased to announce the continued development of our new website. The new website has a number of features which facilitates ease of access to the relevant information sought by our members. The new site offers PDFORRA membership a PRIVATE LOGIN AREA. This addition provides a platform for PDFORRA members ONLY to login and […]

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Minister asked to reconsider CHAD decision if Mandate is renewed

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

At a meeting with the Minister for Defence yesterday evening PDFORRA expressed its serious concern that Irish troops could be withdrawn from Chad prematurely. PDFORRA also raised the financial hardship being experienced by its lower paid members at this time – and the need to have pay rates restored to normality as soon as possible, […]

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