Archive for 2021

Information Circular No 21 – 2021 : Joint Meeting on the issue of the establishment of an Independent Review Group

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Yesterday, Thursday the 30th of September, a joint meeting between the Department of Defence, Military Management, PDFORRA and RACO was held to discuss the establishment of a review body to address the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, harassment and bullying within the Defence Forces. All parties expressed their condemnation of any conduct that diminishes […]

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Information Circular No 20-2021 – Promotion Competition

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Following receipt of a number of calls in the past number of weeks, PDFORRA wishes to advise our members of the current status of the promotion competition under CCR 448. In September 2020, PDFORRA entered into correspondence with military management seeking to be provided with a copy of the Annex XYZ for the scheduled promotion […]

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Information Circular No 19-2021 – Additional Working Time Directive Claims

Monday, September 20th, 2021

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that two additional Working Time Directive (WTD) compensatory payment schemes have now been agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive. (CCR 550 refers.) Fire Picket – 1 Inf Bn Galway Personnel who undertook a 24-hour Fire Picket Duty in Renmore […]

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Information Circular No 18/2021 – BALLOT ON PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT BUILDING MOMENTUM 2021 – 2022

Monday, September 20th, 2021

The counting of ballots on the new Public Service Agreement- Building Momentum 2021 – 2022 was completed today- Monday the 20th September, 2021.   Accordingly, PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the membership has voted to accept the terms of the Agreement. PDFORRA will now proceed to draw up and sign the Agreement and […]

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Information Circular No 17/2021 – Technician Review 2-6

Friday, September 17th, 2021

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that we are now in receipt of 12 Conciliation Council Reports related to the Technician Review 2-6, which was undertaken by the Department of Defence in conjunction with military management following the recommendations of the 2019 Public Service Pay Commission. Members will be aware that the recommendations of the […]

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Information Circular No 16/2021 – BUILDING MOMENTUM BALLOT OF MEMBERS

Friday, August 13th, 2021

PDFORRA has today commenced the process of balloting our members on the new national pay agreement- Building Momentum. This new agreement is scheduled to last until the 1st of January 2023. Ballots should be returned to HQ NLT 17th of September 2021. The principal pay recommendations in the agreement are: • 1st October 2021: A […]

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Information Circular No 15/2021 – MISSION LEAVE & PER DIEM PAYMENTS 117th INF BN UNIFIL

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

PDFORRA wishes to advise members that following representations with the Department of Defence on their behalf, the following information refers; “Mission leave payments for members of the 117th Inf Bn UNIFIL will be paid week 27/21, payment date 07th July 2021.” Members are asked to check their individual online PSSC Payslips to confirm that payment […]

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Information Circular No 14/2021 – MISSION LEAVE & QUARANTINE PAYMENTS

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

116TH/117TH Inf Bn UNIFIL 15th/16th IRCON EUTM Mali 63 Inf Gp UNDOF PDFORRA has been informed today by the Department of Defence that members who had extended their Overseas Service with the abovementioned mission in UNFIL and EUTM will have their Mission Leave payments processed for payment on Week 27/21, payment date 07th July 2021. […]

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Information Circular No 13/2021: Technician Review 2-6

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Association has received a copy of the Technician Review 2-6 from the Department of Defence. This review was undertaken by Military Management and the Department, following a recommendation by the Public Service Pay Commission in 2019. The review is extensive and covers the Naval Service, Air Corps […]

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Information Circular No 12/2021: Payments of Per Diem Members of the 116th Inf Bn UNIFIL

Monday, April 26th, 2021

PDFORRA has today been advised by Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence of the following information regarding the payment of Per Diem to members of the abovementioned Overseas Unit; Payment of Per Diem was made to members on Week 15/21 Payment Date 14 April 2021. Members are asked to check their individual online PSSC […]

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