Archive for 2014

Information Circular No 28/2014: Agreement Technician Pay – Group 1

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

In accordance with paragraph 1.3 of the Defence Sector Agreement arising under the Croke Park Agreement, it was agreed that a review would be undertaken of the current Technician grading of appointments and/or classes of appointments for enlisted personnel.  As part of this review, it was agreed that consideration would be taken of whether current […]

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Information Circular No 27/2014: Upper Service Limits applying to Post 1994 Entrants and Statement of Claim for Adjudication

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Conciliation Council Report No 462 on the upper service limit to be applied to Post 1st Jan 1994 personnel of Private and Corporal rank has been signed.  The report records the fact that the Department of Defence did concede that certain Grp 3 Technicians and higher of Private and Corporal rank could have an upper […]

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Information Circular No 25: INTEGRATED PAY SCALES

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

PDFORRA have been informed by the Department of Defence that they hope to be in a position to make payment of the new integrated scales for pay date 26 November, including arrears owing. However, the Department did advise PDFORRA that software issues are continuing to cause difficulties in implementing the new integrated pay-scales for our […]

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Information Circular No 24/2014: Arrears Holiday Pay

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Following the submission by PDFORRA on the 28th of March 2013, for the inclusion of any additional payments in pay during periods of annual leave where this is not already the case – the Department last December conceded PDFORRA’s claim and members were paid a sum of approximately €10 Million, inclusive of arrears. The basis […]

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Information Circular No 23/2014: Compensation for Loss of Earnings Under the Haddington Road Agrement

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

In March 2013, PDFORRA submitted a claim for loss of earnings arising from the closure of a number of Barracks in March 2012.  The claim was submitted in respect of personnel whom PDFORRA alleged had suffered an actual loss of earnings resulting from the loss of regular, fixed, rostered duties.  The issue was discussed at […]

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Mark Keane Re-Elected Vice-President of PDFORRA for a Second 3 Year Term

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Mark Keane of the Naval Service was re-elected as Vice President of PDFORRA today, at the Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo.  He will now commence his second three-year term as Vice President. Mark has served 24 years in the Naval Service – and 15 years in PDFORRA, at local and national level. He lives in […]

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PDFORRA suggests scope exits for easing of Haddington Rd Agreement restrictions in limited circumstances

Friday, October 10th, 2014

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, says that the improved economic growth figures would justify an easing of the terms of the Haddington Rd Agreement in certain limited circumstances. Speaking at the Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today, Gerry Rooney, General Secretary, said: “The improved economic growth figures […]

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PDFORRA Calls for the Immediate Implementation of the European Social Charter

Friday, October 10th, 2014

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, today called on the Government to immediately implement the European Social Charter. Speaking at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today, Ger Guinan, Deputy General Secretary, said “The European Social Charter obliges its signatory states, including Ireland, to implement a range […]

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PDFORRA calls for ‘Personal Support Services’ (PSS) for troops on current UNDOF mission on Golan

Friday, October 10th, 2014

At their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today PDFORRA called for the implementation of a recommendation in the recent IMG report in respect to the provision of greater access to PSS to those who are currently serving with the UNDOF mission Golan Heights. PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence […]

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Information Circular No 22/2014: Adjudication Report – Replacement of Reserve Defence Force (RDF) Allowance With Subsistence Allowance

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

On the 5th of July 2014, PDFORRA presented its case to the Adjudicator for the retention and pension-ability of the aforementioned RDF Allowance.  The case arises from Conciliation Council Report No. 449.  This report outlines the negotiations that took place between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA regarding the introduction of an appropriate and verifiable […]

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