Information Circulars

Information Circular No 14/2020: Addition of new section on PDFORRA App

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has made a number of adjustments to our members App over the past few days. The primary addition is a new section to deal with issues surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak and the provision of up to date information relevant to Defence Force members. Members will be able to access information from Military.ie, the HSE […]

Information Circular No 13/2020: New Rostering system- Technician Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following collaborative discussions between PDFORRA, RACO, military management and the Department of Defence, the Department has proposed the payment of ATCA for each 12 Hour shift pattern, where the member undertakes a complete 72 hour roster. This is a new rostering system, which military management envisage will be in place for the duration of the […]

Information Circular No 12/2020: – Meeting with Chief of Staff and Senior Military Management

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA was briefed this evening by the Chief of Staff and Senior Military Management on measures that may be adopted in the coming weeks as the current public health emergency develops. The Chief of Staff stressed his intent to protect the health and wellbeing of personnel during the coming weeks and months. Moreover, the Chief […]

Information Circular No 11/2020: – REVOCATION OF GRO 04/2020 AND PROMULGATION OF GRO 05/2020 General Guidance on COVID -19

By Industrial Relations Officer

The General Staff have published updated guidelines on the procedures to be followed by Defence Force members during the current public health emergency. It has been repeated within this General Routine Order (GRO) that the current situation is one which is evolving and guidance may be subject to change. As a consequence, members should regularly […]

Information Circular No 10/2020: – COVID-19 Dissemination of Information

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the course of this week, PDFORRA will conduct discussions with the Chief of Staff, the Assistant Chief of Staff and officials from the Department of Defence. Subsequent to these meetings, relevant information will be posted on our Facebook page and on our App. PDFORRA, in the course of these meetings, will highlight the need […]

Information Circular No 09/2020: – COVID-19 Discussions with Department of Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

Correspondence has been initiated between the Department and PDFORRA regarding a number of issues related to the Covid- 19 outbreak. PDFORRA has raised issues associated with the provision of Personal Protective Equipment, training associated with the use of any equipment supplied, observations regarding practices within other emergency services, payments of allowances, technician pay and Leave […]

Information Circular No 08/2020: – COVID-19 Publication of GRO’s

By Industrial Relations Officer

UPDATE COVID-19 PUBLICATION OF GRO’s GRO 04-2020 has been published today. Members are requested to make themselves fully aware of the contents of the GRO through the use of IKON, or from their Company Office. However, PDFORRA wishes to highlight the following items from the GRO that are extremely important for our members: The Health […]

Information Circular No 07/2020: – COVID-19 Publication of GRO’s

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has been in contact with the Assistant Chief of Staff, members of Military C&A and Officials from the Department of Defence over the course of the past week regarding this issue. The Association has made representations regarding Pay/Allowances, Sick Leave/Special Leave and personnel overseas. PDFORRA understands that General Routine Orders (GRO) are to be […]

Information Circular No 06/2020: – UPDATE – Sea-Going Naval Personnel Credit 472BB.TCA

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has recently been in contact with officials from the Revenue Commissioners who have advised that the Naval Service Tax Credit is due to go live on 30 March 2020. This will permit qualifying personnel to use Revenue online to claim their tax credits for the appropriate year. For the purposes of clarity, please find […]

Information Circular No 05/2020: Paternity Leave and Benefits Act 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the submission of representations by PDFORRA, the Department of Defence have confirmed that entitlements under the Paternity Leave and Benefits Act must be taken within 6 months of the birth/adoption placement of the child Further, the Department have advised that it is not open to the Minister to either introduce a regulation (by way […]