Archive for 2019

Information Circular No 21/2019 – Details of Non Pay Recommendations – Public Service Pay Commission Report

Monday, July 8th, 2019

In addition to the specific allowance measures, the Public Service Pay Commission report highlighted the special disadvantages associated with military life such as unsocial hours of duty and prolonged periods of separation from families and other aspects unique to military life. In identifying the foregoing issues, the Commission recommended a need to carry out and […]

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

Friday, July 5th, 2019

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 […]

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

Friday, July 5th, 2019

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 […]

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Information Circular No 18/2019 – Delay in Repatriation of Personnel From 58 INF Group – UNDOF

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

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 […]

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Information Circular No 17/2019 – PDFORRA – Appearance Before Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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 […]

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Information Circular No 16/2019 – Retention of pay – Personnel Undertaking Apprenticeship or Trainee Technician Scheme

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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 […]

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Information Circular No 15/2019 – Refund of Costs – Eye Examinations

Friday, June 14th, 2019

PDFORRA members should be aware that the Defence Forces annual occupational medical provides for eye tests and eyesight tests to assess eye health and visual acuity for all personnel, including those who use a VDU as a significant part of their normal work. If further testing or examination is required, the Defence Forces primary carers […]

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Information Circular No 14/2019 – Publication of Public Service Pay Commission Report

Friday, May 31st, 2019

PDFORRA is acutely aware of recent pronouncements regarding the publication of the Public Service Pay Commission report. On Monday 27/05/2019, the Association was advised that a briefing was to be given to Officials on Tuesday afternoon; however, this invitation was subsequently rescinded as the Association was advised that Government would need time to consider the […]

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Information Circular No 13/2019 – Update – Ongoing Issues

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Public Service Pay Commission is scheduled to publish its recommendations imminently. Upon receipt, PDFORRA will consider, review and update our membership on any recommendations made. The Association is set to engage in direct mediation on aspects of the Working Time Directive with the Department of Defence during the latter half of this week. This […]

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Information Circular No 12/2019 – German Battle Group 2019 Rates – Stadtallendorf, Germany

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Rates effective from 01 May, 2019 Rank/Grade Equivalents Allowances Sgt. Major = (HEO + EO)/2 COLA = Cost of Living Allowance BQMS= (HEO+EO)/2 LPA= Local Post Allowance CQMS = EO CFA= Children’s Foreign Allowance Company Sergeant = EO Unacc = Unaccompanied Sergeant = (SO+CO)/2 Acc = Accompanied   COLA   LPA   Total COLA and […]

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