Information Circulars

Information Circular No 07/2021: Reminder Flat Rate Expenses

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members are reminded that the provision of a Flat Rate Expense Allowance from Revenue exists for members of the Defence Forces. The allowance was introduced to compensate members for the expense associated with the Dry Cleaning of their No. 1 Dress Uniforms and is available to all enlisted personnel not in receipt of Uniform Replenishment […]

Information Circular No 06/2021: Reminder Portlaoise Prison Working Time Directive Claims

By Industrial Relations Officer

Previous Information Circular No 32/2020 refers. PDFORRA wishes to advise members that the compensatory scheme agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive has been extended to include any rotations which have taken place since 17th September 2019. Accordingly, the following terms apply: Personnel who undertook […]

Information Circular No 05/2021: COMMISSION ON FUTURE OF DEFENCE

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA appeared before the Commission on the Future of Defence this afternoon. In advance of this hearing the Association compiled two submissions. The Associations initial submission outlines in broad terms the principal issues that impact on our membership, primarily, Contracts, Pay/Allowances, Pensions, Career Progression, Human/Employment Rights and Industrial Relations. PDFORRAs second submission is a more […]

Information Circular No 04/2021: PROVISION OF OUT OF HOURS SERVICE

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Department of Defence has informed PDFORRA that an out of hours’ service contract has recently been signed with GP24.  The provision of this contract now means that Members will NOT have to pay upfront for a medical consultation when using this service. Out of hours GP Services – Dublin Members working or living in […]

Information Circular No 03/2021: UPDATE – NATIONAL PAY TALKS

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that an additional meeting was held between non-ICTU affiliates and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on Monday the 18th of January 2021, under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission. Presently, PDFORRA is awaiting specific clarifications from the Department of Defence in relation to the potential amendment […]

Information Circular No 02/2021: MISSION LEAVE & PER DIEM PAYMENTS 116th INF BN UNIFIL

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that following representations with the Department of Defence/Military Authorities on their behalf, the following information refers; “Mission leave payments for the 116th Inf Bn, Finance Branch, DoD have advised that payment for Chalk 2 will reflect in salaries on Week 4/2021, payment date 27/01/2021.” Further, PDFORRA has also been in discussions […]

Information Circular No 01/2021: COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF DEFENCE

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that the foregoing Commission has contacted our Association in the past week. The Chairman of the Commission has indicated that he is eager to receive a submission from our Association, as PDFORRA constitutes one of the major stakeholders to the process. Therefore, PDFORRA invites our members to contact PDFORRA HQ, […]

Information Circular No 34/2020: SEA SERVICE COMMITMENT SCHEME

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Following Circular supersedes Circular 30\2020. PDFORRA has exchanged correspondence with the Department of Defence on the Issue of the Sea Service Commitment Scheme over the course of the past number of weeks\months. The necessity for the elongated exchange of correspondence arose following the failure of the Department of Defence to engage with our Association […]

Information Circular No 33/2020: UPDATE – NATIONAL PAY TALKS

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA members will undoubtedly have seen recent media reports regarding the proposed successor to the current Public Sector Stability Agreement 2018- 2020. Following the presentation of proposals by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform last Friday, PDFORRA has written to the Department of Defence seeking clarity on a number of issues. These clarifications, among […]

Information Circular No 32/2020: UPDATE – WORKING TIME MEDIATION

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that the compensatory scheme agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive has been extended. The agreement of a scheme followed extensive mediation discussions held in 2019. The terms of the mediation agreement had initially been open until the 17th of […]