Archive for 2013

Information Circular No 20/2013: Updates on Claims for a Review of Post 1st Jan 1994 Entrants Terms and Conditions

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Under the current terms and conditions of post-1st Jan 1994 entrants – subject to meeting medical, fitness, conduct and, overseas service criteria – Privates and Corporals can only serve up to 21 years service Sergeants can serve up to age 50 years Senior NCOs can serve to age 56 years In June 2011, PDFORRA submitted […]

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Information Circular No 19/2013: Ballot on Haddington Road Agreement

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

The counting of ballots on the Public Service Stability (Haddington Rd) Agreement 2013 – 2016 has been completed. The result is as follows: Ballot Result: Yes                  76.3% No                   23.7% The membership has voted to accept the terms of the Agreement.  PDFORRA will now proceed to draw up and sign the Agreement and also register […]

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Information Circular No 18/2013: Un-Established Technician Pay

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The Department has notified PDFORRA that it will no longer operate the previously agreed position on Un-Established Technician Pay which allowed Unit Commanders to sanction the payment where individuals were employed on the relevant technician duties. The Department’s decision is based on the fact that the new CS4 was authorised on the basis that previously […]

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Information Circular No 17/2013: Haddington Rd Proposals – Commencement Date Reduced Allowances / Additional Time Off In Lieu

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The main elements of the proposals contained in the Haddington Road proposals include a 10% cut to the main duty allowances, the flat rating of the Saturday/Sunday SDA rates and the associated additional time off in lieu for 24 hour Sunday duties.  The following information explains the scheduled changes. Commencement Date:          The 10% reduction to […]

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Information Circular No 16/2013: Technician Pay and Allowances Following the Re-Organisation

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Department has proposed that technician pay and certain allowances should be discontinued where individuals hold appointments in the revised CS4 that do not attract the relevant payment – and those concerned should receive compensation for loss of earnings calculated on the basis of 1.5 times the actual loss. PDFORRAs position is that the Public […]

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Information Circular No 15/2013: Ballot on Haddington Road Agreement

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Following extensive negotiations and assessment of proposals to achieve savings in the Defence Forces pay and pension bill, the National Executive has decided to recommend acceptance of the proposals in a ballot of the membership. The proposals are outlined in the Haddington Rd Agreement and can be viewed on the PDFORRA website at www.pdforra.ie or […]

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Information Circular No 14/2013: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) wish to recruit a Regional Liaison Officer. The Position will report to the General Secretary and his/her duties will include: The provision of a complete, comprehensive, effective, efficient and courteous service to all Regions and Districts under his/her control, and to the Association and its members, […]

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Information Circular 13/2013: Update Following Meeting with the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) Regarding Croke Park Agreement – Extension

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

PDFORRA met with the Labour Relations Commission on Tuesday 30th of April 2013.  The meeting was called by the LRC, at the behest of the Government, to give feedback on the LRC Proposals and to see if there is any way forward in terms making additional public service payroll savings. The LRC are meeting public […]

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Information Circular No 12: Extension to the Croke Park Agreement – Update

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

PDFORRA is continuing to brief the membership on the proposals that have been negotiated with the Department of Defence and may proceed to ballot the membership – subject to clarifications from the Department of Defence. Following rejection of the proposals by the Public Service Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), the future […]

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Information Circular No 11/2013: Qualifying Service for Pension Purposes.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

In order for personnel to qualify for a 21 year pension all members should be aware of the following. Any periods of unpaid leave do not qualify for pension purposes for example Special Leave/Career Breaks, Absents, Detention, Term Time, Carers Leave and Parental Leave. Qualifying Service for pension purposes in calculated on the basis of […]

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