Archive for December, 2020

Information Circular No 33/2020: UPDATE – NATIONAL PAY TALKS

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

PDFORRA members will undoubtedly have seen recent media reports regarding the proposed successor to the current Public Sector Stability Agreement 2018- 2020. Following the presentation of proposals by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform last Friday, PDFORRA has written to the Department of Defence seeking clarity on a number of issues. These clarifications, among […]

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Information Circular No 32/2020: UPDATE – WORKING TIME MEDIATION

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that the compensatory scheme agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive has been extended. The agreement of a scheme followed extensive mediation discussions held in 2019. The terms of the mediation agreement had initially been open until the 17th of […]

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Information Circular No 31/2020: SEA SERVICE COMMITMENT SCHEME

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

On the 16th of October 2020, the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, announced the proposed introduction of a Sea Service Commitment Scheme. Prior to the announcement, PDFORRA had not been consulted with regards to the operation of the Scheme, or its terms. Following the announcement, PDFORRA met with the Minister and his officials and […]

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Information Circular No 30/2020: PAY TALKS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that talks on a successor to the current Public Service Stability Agreement 2018- 2020, have taken place over the course of the past two weeks. Currently, the majority talks are largely being conducted through teleconferencing, with one meeting being held in person at the Workplace Relations Commission. Talks thus […]

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Information Circular No 29/2020: UPDATE ON ISSUES

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Over the course of the past year PDFORRA has been involved in progressing the following matters through a variety of forums: The finalisation of the Conciliation and Arbitration Review. The submission of a position paper to the Department of Enterprise regarding remote working. The submission of position papers to the minister for Defence regarding the […]

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