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Information Circular No 03/2020: Review of Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise its members of the conclusion of the review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme for members of the Defence Forces. The commencement of this process arose following the submission of a complaint by PDFORRA to the European Social Rights Committee in October 2014. In 2017, at the PDFORRA Annual Delegates Conference, […]

Information Circular No 02/2020: Payment of UN Holiday Pay and Per Diem to Members of the 114 Inf Bn

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has written to Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence, on four occasions since September 2019, seeking the payment of the aforementioned allowances to our members. Following receipt of PDFORRA’s latest correspondence, Conciliation and Arbitration Branch requested that Military Management clarify the situation regarding the outstanding payments. The following response was provided to our […]

Information Circular No 01/2020: Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) – Members of the Permanent Defence Force

By Industrial Relations Officer

Since the 1st May 2015, if you are over the age of 34 when you first take out private health insurance, you will have to pay extra for your cover under the Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) loadings. Lifetime Community Rating introduced a late entry loading on health insurance premiums for those aged 35 and older taking […]


Information Circular No 42/2019 – Membership of PDFORRA

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has, over the course of the last few years, sought to improve the value proposition of membership of our Association for our members. This has resulted in a percentage growth in membership despite decreasing numbers within the Defence Forces. The provision of free MRI scans to qualifying personnel, the introduction of the PDFORRA Medical […]

Information Circular No 41/2019 – Legal Action – Tech Pay EMT’s

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Association was responsible for a legal case being brought before Dublin Circuit Court on the 17th of December last seeking damages in respect of one of our members not receiving appropriate technical pay despite practicing as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The Department, just before Court, agreed to make a payment to the individual […]

Information Circular No 40/2019 – End of Year Brief

By Industrial Relations Officer

This year has seen the Association settle 18 claims made to the High Court relating to the Working Time Directive through mediation. The settlement of these claims through mediation has resulted in claims by hundreds of our members for compensation through the settlement scheme. During the course of the last week, PDFORRA has been involved […]