Archive for 2019

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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Information Circular No 11/2019 – Promotion Competition – 2019

Friday, March 29th, 2019

The current promotional competition held under CCR 448b, is scheduled to terminate on the 15th of May 2019. Today, Thursday March 28th, PDFORRA held its first meeting with the Departmental side. During the course of this meeting, the Association was presented with a set of proposed changes for the upcoming promotional competition. This is the […]

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Information Circular No 10/2019 – Continuance in Service – Post 1994 Personnel

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Following discussions between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA, the following issues pertaining to Personnel who enlisted Post 1994 have been agreed through the compilation of a Conciliation Council Report: 1. A review of the contract terms for all personnel who enlisted since 1994 is to be undertaken. 2. Line Privates, Privates in receipt of […]

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Information Circular No 09/2019: Working Time Directive Cases – Mediation

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A proposal for mediation of the application of the Working Time Directive to members of the Defence Forces was made by the Department of Defence to PDFORRA in the past number of weeks. Following advice from the Association’s Solicitor and Senior Counsel, PDFORRA agreed to open discussions subject to certain caveats. Mr Mark Connaughton, Senior […]

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Information Circular No 08/2019: Notification of Amendment of A.11 to Provide for Bereavement, Paternity and Marriage Leave

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Following negotiations, Defence Force Regulations A. 11 have now been amended to provide for increases to Bereavement Leave (Special Leave). Paragraph 29 of A.11 now provides for an entitlement to 20 days Special Leave on the occasion of the death of a spouse, civil partner, a cohabiting partner, a child or a domestic dependant of […]

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Information Circular No 07/2019: Attendance of PDFORRA Before the Public Service Pay Commission

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Representatives from PDFORRA appeared before the Public Service Pay Commission on Tuesday of this week – 05th March 2019. The Association, in advance of the hearing, supplied the Commission with a copy of our presentation, which highlighted the urgent requirement to increase allowances that are unique to the Defence Forces. The Terms of Reference for […]

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Information Circular No 06/2019: Refund of Motor Tax members proceeding Overseas

Friday, March 1st, 2019

It is possible in certain circumstances to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local motor tax office on Form RF120. Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include: • The vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State […]

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Information Circular No 05/2019: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer (RLO)

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) intend to conduct interviews for the position of Regional Liaison Officer. Unsuccessful candidates will be placed on a panel for two years. 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 […]

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Information Circular No 04/2019: Payment of Technical Pay – Group 3 to Medical Personnel Deployed on Operations Pontus and Sophia

Friday, February 8th, 2019

During 2018, this Association was informed that members of the Medical Corps (Army), who deployed on the above missions had NOT been paid the equivalent rate of Technical Pay (Gp 3) – Emergency Medical Technician – for the duration of the above Missions, unlike their counterparts in the Naval Service. PDFORRA has now secured agreement […]

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