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Information Circular No 27/2020: Parent’s Leave

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise members of the following issues related to the availing of Parent’s Leave: Once Parent’s Leave has been approved by the relevant Military Authorities, it is a matter for each individual member to apply to the the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) for the Parents Benefit payment while on […]

Information Circular No 26/2020: Update on Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

Update on number of issues PDFORRA wishes to advise our members of the following updates. Members in receipt of Acting Rank (Paid) for personnel serving with 115th Inf Bn UNIFIL Agreement has now been reached between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA for members, who had been in receipt of a payment for Acting Rank […]

Information Circular No 25/2020: Update on Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

Update on number of issues Yesterday, PDFORRA received confirmation from the Chief State Solicitor Office, that EOD Drivers are to be included in the compensation scheme mediated by PDFORRA under the Working Time Directive. A new proforma will be circulated to Districts for distribution to our members, who can then submit their claims through the […]


Information Circular No 24/2020: Update on Issues

By Industrial Relations Officer

Since the commencement of the ongoing public health crisis, PDFORRA has continued to submit claims on behalf of our members where circumstances give rise to such claims. Moreover, during the current crisis, PDFORRA has agreed the appointment of a new Independent Chair to the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme and agreed the terms of re-enlistment for […]

Information Circular No 23/2020: Clarification- Parents Leave

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members are advised that the grant of Parents Leave is NOT with full pay. Over the course of the past number of years a number of different type of leave for parents/adoptive parents has been introduced into regulations. To date, Maternity Leave, and Paternity leave have been given to personnel on a fully paid basis. […]

Information Circular No 22/2020: SUBMISSION TO EUROPEAN SOCIAL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

By Industrial Relations Officer

On 2 May 2020, PDFORRA, through EUROMIL, made a follow up submission to the European Social Rights Committee in relation to our complaint No. 112/2014. Members will recall that the European Social Rights Committee held Ireland had breached PDFORRA’s rights under Articles 5 and 6.2 of the European Social Charter under this complaint. PDFORRA has […]