Archive for 2020

PMAS Information Circular No 2/2020: Cross Border Directive

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

PMAS began assisting members to access medical treatment under the terms of the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive in July 2018. Generally, these services were provided in Northern Ireland and in particular in Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. Indeed, it was expected that services could continue in Northern Ireland regardless of Brexit because the Government […]

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Information Circular No 28/2020: Budget 2021

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Information Circular No 28/2020 Budget 2021 Following Budget 2021, PDFORRA wishes to draw our member’s attention to the limited number of amendments that will impact on conditions of service. The principal amendment pertaining to members of the Naval Service was the retention, and increase, in value of the Naval Service Tax Credit. The amendment of […]

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Information Circular No 27/2020: Parent’s Leave

Monday, September 7th, 2020

PDFORRA wishes to advise members of the following issues related to the availing of Parent’s Leave: Once Parent’s Leave has been approved by the relevant Military Authorities, it is a matter for each individual member to apply to the the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) for the Parents Benefit payment while on […]

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Information Circular No 26/2020: Update on Issues

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Update on number of issues PDFORRA wishes to advise our members of the following updates. Members in receipt of Acting Rank (Paid) for personnel serving with 115th Inf Bn UNIFIL Agreement has now been reached between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA for members, who had been in receipt of a payment for Acting Rank […]

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Information Circular No 25/2020: Update on Issues

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Update on number of issues Yesterday, PDFORRA received confirmation from the Chief State Solicitor Office, that EOD Drivers are to be included in the compensation scheme mediated by PDFORRA under the Working Time Directive. A new proforma will be circulated to Districts for distribution to our members, who can then submit their claims through the […]

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Information Circular No 24/2020: Update on Issues

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Since the commencement of the ongoing public health crisis, PDFORRA has continued to submit claims on behalf of our members where circumstances give rise to such claims. Moreover, during the current crisis, PDFORRA has agreed the appointment of a new Independent Chair to the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme and agreed the terms of re-enlistment for […]

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Information Circular No 23/2020: Clarification- Parents Leave

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Members are advised that the grant of Parents Leave is NOT with full pay. Over the course of the past number of years a number of different type of leave for parents/adoptive parents has been introduced into regulations. To date, Maternity Leave, and Paternity leave have been given to personnel on a fully paid basis. […]

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Information Circular No 22/2020: SUBMISSION TO EUROPEAN SOCIAL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

On 2 May 2020, PDFORRA, through EUROMIL, made a follow up submission to the European Social Rights Committee in relation to our complaint No. 112/2014. Members will recall that the European Social Rights Committee held Ireland had breached PDFORRA’s rights under Articles 5 and 6.2 of the European Social Charter under this complaint. PDFORRA has […]

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Information Circular No 21/2020: Free Rations for Recruits and Apprentices- 1 Oct 2018 Free Rations Personnel undergoing 2-3* 1 Jan 2020

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

On 19 January 2017, PDFORRA, submitted a claim to the Department requesting exemptions from rations for personnel undergoing the three Star Private course in the 2 BTC, Athlone from 12 June – 2 September 2016. Subsequently, one of our members from Galway commenced legal proceedings to secure payment the payment of rations while he was […]

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Information Circular No 20/2020: Payments of Per Diem & Holiday Pay Members of the 114th Inf Bn UNIFIL

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

PDFORRA has written to Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence, on several occasions since September 2019, seeking the payment of the aforementioned allowances to our members who served on the above mission. (Information Circular 02/2020 dated 23 Jan 20 refers) Following the latest correspondence received today, 14 May 2020 from Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, […]

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