Archive for October, 2010

PDFORRA condemns decision to cut the pay of members of the Defence Forces

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing 8,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, has condemned the decision by the Government  to cut the pay of its members and says that it was not justified given the position of Defence Force pay before the cuts. PDFORRA Deputy General Secretary, Simon Devereux said: “Members of the […]

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PDFORRA demands ‘New Deal’ for soldiers, sailors and aircrew on limited contracts

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force is demanding a ‘New Deal’ for soldiers who joined the Permanent Defence Force since 1994. The Association says training commitments to those leaving the Permanent Defence Force have not been acted on to-date and that this needs to change. This, along with […]

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PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference hears criticism of Defence Force Regulations for restricting the right freedom of speech in relation to pay and conditions

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing 8,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF), has criticised the Defence Force Regulation for restricting the right of its members to freedom of speech in relation to pay and conditions. PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney said today: “The current Defence Force Regulations restrict right of ordinary members of […]

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PDFORRA says further clarification now required to consider Croke Park Agreement

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing 8,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, say further clarification is now required on the terms of the Croke Park Agreement following speculation about further cuts to the pay of public service workers. PDFORRA Deputy General Secretary, Simon Devereux said: “Since the ballot result to reject the Croke […]

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PDFORRA calls on the new Minister for Defence to implement all the Ombudsman recommendations arising from complaints from members of the Permanent Defence Force

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing 8,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, has called on the new Minister for Defence, Mr Tony Kileen, TD, to honour all the recommendations of the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces (ODF) which arise from complaints. PDFORRA Deputy General Secretary, Simon Devereux said: “While Willie O’Dea, TD was […]

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PDFORRA says that the contracts for technicians in the Permanent Defence Force are too short and unless extended will lead to shortages in key areas

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force says that the duration of the contracts for technicians is too short and unless they are extended shortages will develop in key areas which will have a negative impact on operations.   PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney, said:  “PDFORRA believe that the contracts […]

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PDFORRA condemns decision to cut the pay of members of the Defence Forces

Friday, October 15th, 2010

PDFORRA, the association representing 8,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, has condemned the decision by the Government to cut the pay of its members and says that it was not justified given the position of Defence Force pay before the cuts. The cost of shoring up toxic banks, whose recklessness created […]

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