Pay

Information Circular No 21/2019 – Details of Non Pay Recommendations – Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

In addition to the specific allowance measures, the Public Service Pay Commission report highlighted the special disadvantages associated with military life such as unsocial hours of duty and prolonged periods of separation from families and other aspects unique to military life. In identifying the foregoing issues, the Commission recommended a need to carry out and […]

Information Circular No 18/2019 – Delay in Repatriation of Personnel From 58 INF Group – UNDOF

By Industrial Relations Officer

Subsequent to the notification of the delay in the repatriation of personnel from the aforementioned mission, PDFORRA submitted a claim for an ex-gratia payment to be made to members of the aforementioned mission on the 4th of April 2019. The rationale advanced for the delay in repatriation is that the Lebanese Authorities had not granted […]

Information Circular No 17/2019 – PDFORRA – Appearance Before Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has received an invitation to attend before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence at 09:30 Hrs. on the 27th of June 2019. The invitation follows a request by PDFORRA to attend before the Committee to discuss the pending report of the Public Service Pay Commission, the application of the Working Time […]

Information Circular No 16/2019 – Retention of pay – Personnel Undertaking Apprenticeship or Trainee Technician Scheme

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, following representations from our members, entered into negotiations with the Department of Defence on the points of pay scale applicable to our members who have been discharged and re-enlisted for any of the above mentioned training schemes. Following discussions held between the Association and the Department at Conciliation Council, PDFORRA has agreed to signing […]

Information Circular No 14/2019 – Publication of Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is acutely aware of recent pronouncements regarding the publication of the Public Service Pay Commission report. On Monday 27/05/2019, the Association was advised that a briefing was to be given to Officials on Tuesday afternoon; however, this invitation was subsequently rescinded as the Association was advised that Government would need time to consider the […]

Information Circular No 12/2019 – German Battle Group 2019 Rates – Stadtallendorf, Germany

By Industrial Relations Officer

Rates effective from 01 May, 2019 Rank/Grade Equivalents Allowances Sgt. Major = (HEO + EO)/2 COLA = Cost of Living Allowance BQMS= (HEO+EO)/2 LPA= Local Post Allowance CQMS = EO CFA= Children’s Foreign Allowance Company Sergeant = EO Unacc = Unaccompanied Sergeant = (SO+CO)/2 Acc = Accompanied   COLA   LPA   Total COLA and […]

Information Circular No 07/2019: Attendance of PDFORRA Before the Public Service Pay Commission

By Industrial Relations Officer

Representatives from PDFORRA appeared before the Public Service Pay Commission on Tuesday of this week – 05th March 2019. The Association, in advance of the hearing, supplied the Commission with a copy of our presentation, which highlighted the urgent requirement to increase allowances that are unique to the Defence Forces. The Terms of Reference for […]

Information Circular No 06/2019: Refund of Motor Tax members proceeding Overseas

By Industrial Relations Officer

It is possible in certain circumstances to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local motor tax office on Form RF120. Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include: • The vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State […]

Information Circular No 04/2019: Payment of Technical Pay – Group 3 to Medical Personnel Deployed on Operations Pontus and Sophia

By Industrial Relations Officer

During 2018, this Association was informed that members of the Medical Corps (Army), who deployed on the above missions had NOT been paid the equivalent rate of Technical Pay (Gp 3) – Emergency Medical Technician – for the duration of the above Missions, unlike their counterparts in the Naval Service. PDFORRA has now secured agreement […]

Information Circular No 02/2019: Unsuccessful Arbitration Board Finding – Loss of Earnings Kilkenny / Limerick / Kilworth

By Industrial Relations Officer

Hearings on the claim for loss of earnings for personnel from Kilkenny, Limerick and Kilworth took place on the 19th of October and 13th of December 2018. These hearings followed a number of successful claims by PDFORRA for loss of earnings for personnel from Clonmel, Mullingar, EOD personnel impacted by the cessation of duties at […]