Information Circulars

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 […]

Information Circular No 25/2019 – UPDATE – Public Service Pay Commission Recommendations

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the intensive briefing of Districts/Regions over the past number of weeks, the Association will now take directions from Districts and Regional Committees as to how to proceed. The National Executive wishes to advise members that it will await clarifications from the Department of Defence and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on those […]

Information Circular No 24/2019 – Payment Dates PSSA and UNDOF Ex-gratia Payments

By Industrial Relations Officer

Restoration Under Public Service Stability Agreement Under the terms of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018 to 2020, PDFORRA wishes to advise its members that clarification has been received from the Department of Defence outlining that the annualised salaries increases of 1.75% – due from 01st September 2019 – will now be paid on […]

Information Circular No 23/2019 – Retirements on Age Grounds and PSSA 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDDFORRA wishes to advise it members of the following provision which has been agreed between the Department of Defence and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) and applies to the members represented by PDFORRA. In relation to PDF personnel who have retired, or who are yet to retire, compulsorily on age grounds within […]

Information Circular No 22/2019 – Public Service Pay Commission Report – Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following consultations with the National Executive and Regional Chairpersons, it has been decided that the General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary will undertake a series of information briefings for PDFORRA members in the coming weeks. Following the aforementioned consultations, it appears that a significant degree of misconception exists within the wider membership regarding the recommendations […]

Information Circular No 20/2019 – Details of Pay Restoration – Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA received the Report of the Public Service Pay Commission on Thursday 04th July.  The Report is effectively broken down into two areas, the first relates to immediate pay restoration measures and the second element relates to pay reviews to be undertaken before the expiry of the current pay agreement. The following pay related measures […]

Information Circular No 19/2019 – Publication of Public Service Pay Commission Report

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Public Service Pay Commission report has been released to PDFORRA in the past few hours. This report follows the tendering of multiple submissions and an oral hearing before the Commission by PDFORRA. Members who may choose to review the submissions made by PDFORRA should be aware that the initial submission was made in February […]

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 […]