Information Circular No 17/2019 – PDFORRA – Appearance Before Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has received an invitation to attend before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Defence at 09:30 Hrs. on the 27th of June 2019.

The invitation follows a request by PDFORRA to attend before the Committee to discuss the pending report of the Public Service Pay Commission, the application of the Working Time Directive and current contract provisions for Post 1994 personnel, specifically, those applying to Sergeants and above.

The audience with the Committee involves an opening statement by our Association and thereafter a questions and answers session for up to an hour.

PDFORRA intends to appraise the Committee on the submissions made by our Association to the Public Service Pay Commission and the effect of current legislative restrictions on pay/allowance negotiations. Additionally, your Association intends to update the Committee on the status of on-going discussions on the application of the Working Time Directive (WTD).

Presently, the Association has been heavily involved in mediation talks and has had significant exchanges of correspondence over the course of the past number of weeks. Additionally, the Association has been involved in a parallel process at Conciliation and Arbitration regarding the application of the WTD.

PDFORRA is looking forward to the opportunity to have a full and frank discussion with the Committee members and to highlight issues which are impacting deeply on our membership.

Issued on: 18/06/2019

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