Information Circular No 6/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Discussions on the pay of Privates entering the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) since 2013 were held in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Friday, 17th February 2017.  The WRC facilitated the talks between PDFORRA, Department of Defence and D PER and the talks concluded with an agreement that now allows PDFORRA to consider accepting the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

This process will be preceded by briefings on the Lansdowne Road Agreement and associated matters in every barracks over the next month.  Following this period of consultation, the National Executive intends to authorise acceptance of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

Throughout this consultation period every PDFORRA member should endeavour to attend a briefing in their work location.  These information briefings will provide members with an opportunity to clarify important elements of the Lansdowne Road Agreement and associated proposals.

PDFORRA will distribute a written briefing note at the information meetings to assist members in considering the proposals. In addition, Information Circular 7/2017 details the main terms of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement.

PDFORRA hopes to conclude the consultation process and formally agree the Lansdowne Road Agreement before the end of March 2017.


Issued on the 22/02/2017

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