Information Circular No 42/2019 – Membership of PDFORRA

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has, over the course of the last few years, sought to improve the value proposition of membership of our Association for our members. This has resulted in a percentage growth in membership despite decreasing numbers within the Defence Forces.

The provision of free MRI scans to qualifying personnel, the introduction of the PDFORRA Medical Assistance Scheme (PMAS), discounted rates for insurances, the Association phone scheme and the provision of compensation to members adversely affected by the Working Time Directive have all given added value to our members.

PDFORRA intends to build on the gains achieved this year and submit additional claims related to the Working Time Directive for our members in the New Year, which the Association will undertake in conjunction with our District Committees.

Additionally, the Association will continue to pursue the implementation of the Technician 2-6 Review and will constructively engage in the next round of National Pay talks, which the Association have been informed, will commence early in the New Year with potential conclusion towards the end of Q2 2020.

Moreover, the Association remains committed to pursuing arrears for Chefs, Account Holders and members of the ARW through all forum available. The Association believes this is a necessary in the interests of reinforcing members’ confidence in IR processes.

This year has seen the Association grow membership density and sign up over 2,300 members to PMAS. The Association remains committed to undertaking a feasibility study for the inclusion of families to this scheme once the membership numbers reach 3,000.

PDFORRA members are requested to engage with their District Committees in the New Year with a view to improving conditions for all our members.

Issued on: 20/12/2019

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