Information Circular No 03/2021: UPDATE – NATIONAL PAY TALKS

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that an additional meeting was held between non-ICTU affiliates and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on Monday the 18th of January 2021, under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission.

Presently, PDFORRA is awaiting specific clarifications from the Department of Defence in relation to the potential amendment of pay scales in the event that the Agreement is ratified by our Association.

These clarifications centre on the application of the potential increase of 500 Euro or 1% to annualised salaries.

Additionally, PDFORRA has clarification on the value of the 1% bargaining unit as it applies to the members represented by PDFORRA.

Moreover, the Association has sought the presentation of the Technician 2-6 Review by the Department, which would allow the Association to consider the impact of implementing the proposals contained within the report. Our Association remains firmly of the belief that the proposals contained within this report should fall outside of the terms of the current agreement and has voiced these concerns to both the Minister and Department. Nevertheless, the Association believes it must be permitted to view this report in advance of the commencement of any potential new agreement.

During discussions, PDFORRA expressed our dissatisfaction at the delay in attaining the necessary documentation and again highlighted the desire of our Association to be permitted to be granted the right of Association to ICTU.

The Association has highlighted the disparity in pensionable arrangements for Pre-2004, Post 2004 and Post 2013 personnel and are awaiting confirmation on the application of the proposed pay increases to these cohorts of personnel.

Once the clarifications are attained from the Department of Defence, PDFORRA will prepare a briefing document for all our members and circulate as widely as possible through all available platforms.

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