Information Circulars

Information Circular No 35/2019 – Compensation Scheme – Alleged Breaches of WTD

By Industrial Relations Officer

A scheme for compensation of PDFORRA members who were the subject of alleged breaches of the Working Time Agreement has been agreed. This scheme encompasses PDFORRA members who have undertaken 9/11 trips, or a minimum of 27 days out of 33 days (full tour) of Prison Duty.  Additionally, it covers members of the Ordnance Corps […]

Information Circular No 34/2019 – Parental, Paternity and Parent’s Leave

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that a number of amendments have been made in the areas of Parental, Paternity and Parent’s Leave. Consequentially, PDFORRA has written to the Official Side seeking the amendment of Defence Force Regulation A.11 and its associated Administrative Instruction. The most recently enacted statutory provision is for Parent’s leave, which […]

Information Circular No 33/2019 – Increase in Service Limits – Sergeants

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has received confirmation from the Department of Defence that it wishes to conclude an Agreed Report pertaining to Sergeants who enlisted since 1994. Under the provisions of CCR 528, adopted on 4 April 2019, the Official side and PDFORRA agreed that a detailed review would be undertaken by a joint civil/military team under the […]

Information Circular No 32/2019 – Update – Public Service Pay Commission Recommendations

By Industrial Relations Officer

The National Executive of PDFORRA have today decided to ratify the recommendations of the Public Service Pay Commission. This determination was undertaken following extensive briefings, and consideration of the views of our members at both District and Regional level. The National Executive, based upon the recommendations of Districts and Regional Committees, clarifications received from the […]

Information Circular No 31/2019 – Payment of Outstanding Adjudication Awards

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has agreed to the withdrawal on a “Without Prejudice” basis of the Association’s Judicial Review proceedings connected to the claims for the payment of the outstanding adjudications relating to members of the ARW, Chefs, Account Holders and the free rationing of Recruits and Apprentices. The withdrawal of the Judicial Review proceedings provides for the […]

Information Circular No 30/2019 – Public Service Pay Commission – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the October meeting of the National Executive of PDFORRA, it was agreed to defer a decision on the potential ratification of the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC), as it is not believed that sufficient certainty has been attained on a number of issues related to the PSPC. The National Executive fully appreciates that our […]

Information Circular No 29/2019 – Update – Public Service Pay Commission Recommendations

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the past number of weeks, the Association has received numerous briefings related, amongst other things, to the next round of National Pay talks, the ongoing review of Technician Pay 2-6 and the work of the Implementation Body on the additional issues identified within the Public Service Pay Commission report. This week, following the submission […]

Information Circular No 28/2019 – Update – Working Time Mediation

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that a compensatory scheme has been agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive. The agreement of a scheme follows extensive mediation discussions held on Thursday 23rd of May and concluding discussions on Friday the 5th of July 2019. This mediation […]

Information Circular No 27/2019 Impact of PSPC Recommendations and PSSA Restorative Measures Post – 2013 Personnel*

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the recent course of District/Regional Briefings, PDFORRA was requested by various members to clarify the cumulative financial effect of the application of the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) Recommendations, if accepted, and the ongoing Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) restorations. As the measures impact personnel differently according to rank, point on scale, entitlement to […]

Information Circular No 26/2019 – Impact of PSPC Recommendations and PSSA Restorative Measures Pre – 2013 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the recent course of District/Regional Briefings, PDFORRA was requested by various members to clarify the cumulative financial effect of the application of the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) Recommendations, if accepted, and the ongoing Public Sector Stability Agreement (PSSA) restorations. As the measures impact personnel differently according to rank, point on scale, entitlement to […]