Archive for 2018

Information Circular No 34/2018: Outstanding Adjudications

Monday, December 17th, 2018

PDFORRA has engaged the services of Mr John Rodgers SC to provide legal counsel in respect of the aforementioned outstanding adjudications, which include: 1.  Increase in Army Ranger Wing Allowance 2.  Increase in Chefs Technical Pay 3.  Provision of free rations to Recruits and Apprentices, and 4.  Payment of Account Holders Allowance Subsequent to the […]

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Information Circular No 33/2018: Payment of Wages Act – Timely Payment of Duties

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Recent issues have highlighted deficiencies in current pay administration including – the late payment of Security Duty Allowances to personnel and the repayment of rations. On a number of occasions previously, PDFORRA has sought the contemporaneous notation of the date together with the payment awarded for duties on payslips. To date, for various reasons, the […]

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Information Circular No 32/2018: Settlement of Payment of Wages Claims

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

PDFORRA today settled (9) nine claims with the Department of Defence taken under the Payment of Wages Act 1998, on behalf of serving Air Corps Apprentices. These cases have highlighted the need for members of PDFORRA to engage at an early stage with District Committees where members have not received, or been refunded monies owing […]

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Information Circular No 31/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions – Update

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that the Department of Defence has reverted with the position of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) pertaining to the payment of outstanding adjudications. The Department has confirmed that they are willing to pay outstanding adjudications with effect from the 1st of October 2018. However, the Department […]

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Information Circular No 30/2018: Payment of €1,000 to Members of 57 Inf Gp UNDOF

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The Department of Defence have advised PDFORRA of the following information in relation to the payment of €1,000 net to be paid to members of the 57 Inf Gp: “As there is a direction to pay each member €1,000 Euro net, the payment had to be grossed up to get a net figure and therefore […]

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Information Circular No 29/2018: Outstanding Adjudications – Discussions

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Association was requested to attend discussions on the matter of outstanding Adjudications – in accordance with paragraph 5.2.1 of the Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 – 2020. Opening discussions were held today, Tuesday the 9th of October. Discussions were held on all four outstanding adjudications, which […]

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Information Circular No 28/2018: Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA 2018 – 2020) – Payment Date for 01 October 2018 – Pay Restoration

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

PDFORRA has been informed by Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence, that the application of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 – the 1% Pay Restoration due to our members with effect from 01st October 2018 – will be paid on Wednesday 03rd October 2018. PDFORRA Members Please Note: Under the terms of […]

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Information Circular No 27/2018: Post 2011 Pay Scales – Realignment

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

PDFORRA wishes to advise it members – recruited after the first of January 2011 – that it has been involved in talks pertaining to resolving the issue of new entrant pay scales. The Association is currently studying the proposals, and seeking clarification on a number of issues. The text of the proposal from DPER, and […]

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Information Circular No 26/2018: Summary of Ongoing Activities

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

As of the 30th of August 2018, the following is a summary of activities currently being undertaken by the Association on behalf of our members: Claim under Articles 1 & 26 of the European Social Charter – Finalisation date dependant on Committee. Review of C&A Scheme following complaint under Articles 5&6 of the European Social […]

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Information Circular No 25/2018: Rights and Obligations – Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

PDFORRA wishes to remind its members of the obligations on employers under Section 8 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Additionally, the Association reminds personnel of their obligations under Section 13 of the same Act, and the protections afforded under Section 27. Section 8(1) of the Health Safety and Welfare at […]

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