Information Circular No 5/2015: Adjudication Recommendation – Claim by PDFORRA for an Increase in the Upper Service Limits for Post 1994 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minister for Defence has accepted the findings of the Adjudicator’s Report in respect of a claim by PDFORRA for an increase in the upper service limit to allow post 1 January 1994 Privates and Corporals to serve to 50 years of age.  On Wednesday 04th March 2015, the Minster for Defence laid the findings of the Adjudicator’s report before Dáil Eireann.

The Adjudicator recommended the following measures be put in place following the detailed submissions put forward by both PDFORRA and officials from the Department of Defence.

Currently Serving Privates:

  • Technical Grade 1 and Technical Grade 2 Privates will be allowed to continue to serve until the expiry of the next two promotion panels, subject to meeting annual medical and fitness tests and *any other required criteria following agreement between PDFORRA and the Department.
  • Technical Grade 3 and above Privates will be allowed to serve until 50 years of age subject to them meeting annual medical and fitness tests and any other required criteria as outlined above.

 

Currently Serving Corporals:

  • Line Corporals, Technical Grade 1 and Technical Grade 2 Corporals will be allowed to continue to serve until the expiry of the next two promotion panels, subject to meeting annual medical and fitness tests and any other required criteria following agreement with the Department.
  • Technical Grade 3 and above Corporals will be allowed to serve until 50 years of age subject to them meeting annual medical and fitness tests and any other relevant criteria as outlined above.

 

New Entrants:

  • Line Privates to serve to a maximum of 15 years, subject to them meeting annual medical and fitness tests and any other necessary/relevant criteria following agreement with the Department.
  • Line Corporals, Technical Grade 1 and Technical Grade 2 Privates and Corporals to serve to a maximum of 21 years subject to them meeting annual medical and fitness tests and any other necessary/relevant criteria.  Technical 3 and above Privates and Corporals to serve to 50 years of age subject to them meeting annual medical and fitness and any other necessary/relevant criteria.

In relation to *other required criteria, the Adjudicator recommended that a review be carried out between PDFORRA and officials from the Department of Defence before the end of 2019.

 

PDFORRA is continuing to organise meetings and briefings for post 1994 members in all Districts.

 

Issued on: 05/03/2015

 

 

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