Archive for 2019

Information Circular No 42/2019 – Membership of PDFORRA

Friday, December 20th, 2019

PDFORRA has, over the course of the last few years, sought to improve the value proposition of membership of our Association for our members. This has resulted in a percentage growth in membership despite decreasing numbers within the Defence Forces. The provision of free MRI scans to qualifying personnel, the introduction of the PDFORRA Medical […]

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Information Circular No 41/2019 – Legal Action – Tech Pay EMT’s

Friday, December 20th, 2019

The Association was responsible for a legal case being brought before Dublin Circuit Court on the 17th of December last seeking damages in respect of one of our members not receiving appropriate technical pay despite practicing as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The Department, just before Court, agreed to make a payment to the individual […]

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Information Circular No 40/2019 – End of Year Brief

Friday, December 20th, 2019

This year has seen the Association settle 18 claims made to the High Court relating to the Working Time Directive through mediation. The settlement of these claims through mediation has resulted in claims by hundreds of our members for compensation through the settlement scheme. During the course of the last week, PDFORRA has been involved […]

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Information Circular No 39/2019 – Working Time Directive – Compensation Scheme

Friday, December 13th, 2019

PDFORRA has commenced the processing of claims under the Working Time mediated settlement scheme in the past number of weeks. Members are advised that the Association has processed a few hundred claims onwards to the Department this week. The processing of these claims by the Department may take some time and members should be cognizant […]

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Information Circular No 38/2019 – Submission of Complaint to Committee for Freedom of Association – International Labour Organisation

Friday, December 13th, 2019

PDFORRA has submitted a complaint to the Committee for Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organisation. This is the first time that the Association has submitted a complaint to this. The submission of this complaint arises from the failure of Government to fully honour the findings of the 2010 adjudication in relation to the […]

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Information Circular No 37/2019 – Review of Technical Grades 2 – 6

Friday, December 13th, 2019

PDFORRA has this week written to the Oversight Body for the Public Sector Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020 outlining our members’ deep frustration of the apparent lack of progress on the review of technician pay groups 2 – 6. This correspondence follows a meeting with the Taoiseach and a further meeting with the Minister with […]

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Information Circular No 36/2019 – Sea-Going Naval Personnel Credit 472BB.TCA

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

For the purposes of clarity, PDFORRA has extracted the following details from the Finance Bill 2019 Report Stage debate regarding the Sea- Going Naval personnel credit. (1) In this section – ‘day at sea’ means a cumulative period of 8 hours within any 24-hour period on patrol at sea on board a naval vessel; ‘naval […]

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Information Circular No 35/2019 – Compensation Scheme – Alleged Breaches of WTD

Friday, November 8th, 2019

A scheme for compensation of PDFORRA members who were the subject of alleged breaches of the Working Time Agreement has been agreed. This scheme encompasses PDFORRA members who have undertaken 9/11 trips, or a minimum of 27 days out of 33 days (full tour) of Prison Duty.  Additionally, it covers members of the Ordnance Corps […]

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Information Circular No 34/2019 – Parental, Paternity and Parent’s Leave

Friday, November 1st, 2019

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that a number of amendments have been made in the areas of Parental, Paternity and Parent’s Leave. Consequentially, PDFORRA has written to the Official Side seeking the amendment of Defence Force Regulation A.11 and its associated Administrative Instruction. The most recently enacted statutory provision is for Parent’s leave, which […]

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Information Circular No 33/2019 – Increase in Service Limits – Sergeants

Friday, November 1st, 2019

PDFORRA has received confirmation from the Department of Defence that it wishes to conclude an Agreed Report pertaining to Sergeants who enlisted since 1994. Under the provisions of CCR 528, adopted on 4 April 2019, the Official side and PDFORRA agreed that a detailed review would be undertaken by a joint civil/military team under the […]

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