Archive for 2015

Information Circular No 15/2015 CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS LE EITHNE   The Department has not made a further improved offer in negotiations following PDFORRAs second submission on the claim. Given that the Department’s initial offer was presented as a final offer it is clear that no room for further negotiation now exists in what are unprecedented circumstances. This position […]

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Information Circular No 13/2015: Extension of the Haddington Rd Agreement

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The National Executive has considered the outcome of the discussions conducted in parallel with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) regarding the Government’s proposed extension of the Haddington Rd Agreement. The proposed increases in the Pension Related Deduction (PRD) threshold and increases in pay on elements of annualised salaries is, in the current circumstances, […]

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Information Circular No 12/2015: Implementation of New Policy on Limited-Restricted Acting / Substitution

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Following protracted negotiations between the Department and PDFORRA, agreement has been reached on a new policy regarding Acting/Substitution in limited circumstances. Circumstances that give rise to a claim for Acting/Substitution are – where the individual is in a clear position of Command, Logistical, Financial or Technical/Professional ability and it is not possible to share the […]

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Information Circular No 11/2015: Deployment of LE Eithne on Humanitarian and Rescue Duties in the Mediterranean

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Government has approved the deployment of the LE Eithne to assist in humanitarian and rescue duties in the Mediterranean.  The current pay and allowance arrangements to not specify what payments those engaged on such duties should receive. In order to bring some certainty to this situation PDFORRA has claimed the following in addition to […]

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Information Circular No 10/2015: Extension of the Haddington Road Agreement

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The ICTU Public Services Committee has concluded a draft agreement with the Government providing for the extension of the Haddington Road Agreement until September 2018 with arrangements for an element of pay restoration.  It is intended that the terms of the “Lansdowne Road” Agreement will be offered to the ranks represented by PDFORRA. The Pay […]

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Information Circular No 9/2015: Extension of the Haddington Road Agreement

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Mr Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, has invited the ICTU Public Service Committee (PSC) into discussions with representatives of public service management to seek agreement on an approach to commence the unwinding of the FEMPI legislation. In doing so, public service management wish to see the productivity, reform and industrial relations […]

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Information Circular No 8/2015: Extension of Date for Final Receipt of Nominations for District Elections – 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Members should be aware that a decision has been taken to extend the date for final receipt of nominations for the 2015 District Elections to 12.00 hrs on Monday 11th May 2015. This provision will only apply in districts where insufficient nominations have been received to establish a committee. All members are reminded that to […]

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Information Circular No 7/2015: Entry Grade Pay – 2013

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The following are the pay scales that apply to personnel enlisting in the Permanent Defence Forces after 01 January 2013. Rank Point Payscale Military Service Allowance (MSA) Grade 1 (Recruit) €351.61 Nil Private 2 Star €378.94 Nil Private 3 Star 1st Year of Service 1 €378.94 €39.38 2nd Year of Service 2 €405.25 €39.38 3rd Year […]

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PDFORRA WELCOMES DEBATE ON RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF DEFENCE FORCES TO JOIN ICTU

Monday, April 27th, 2015

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Forces, welcomes the introduction by Deputy Michael McNamara, of a Bill designed inter alia to provide for greater ability for members of an Garda Siochana and Defence Forces to fully negotiate on items such as pay through membership of ICTU. PDFORRA General Secretary, […]

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Information Circular No 6/2015: Amendment of DFR A.10 – To Make Provision for Personnel With Non-Reckonable Leave Taken in Excess of One Year

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Following negotiations between Military Management and PDFORRA at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend DFR A.10, Paragraph 11 (c), which governs Continuance in Service in Exceptional Circumstances.  Para 11(c) of the aforementioned regulation provided that a man of the Permanent Defence Forces could be Continued in Service- “(a) For such a period not […]

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