Information Circular No 17/2013: Haddington Rd Proposals – Commencement Date Reduced Allowances / Additional Time Off In Lieu

By Industrial Relations Officer

The main elements of the proposals contained in the Haddington Road proposals include a 10% cut to the main duty allowances, the flat rating of the Saturday/Sunday SDA rates and the associated additional time off in lieu for 24 hour Sunday duties.  The following information explains the scheduled changes.

Commencement Date:          The 10% reduction to the main duty allowances and the flat rating of the Saturday/Sunday/DF Holiday SDA rates will come into operation wef 1st July 2013.

Additional Time Off in Lieu:           The additional time off for members who complete 24 hour Sunday duties following the flat rating of SDA will also commence wef 1st July 2013.

PDFORRA Members Ballot:           In the event that the ballot on the Haddington Road Agreement is carried by members on the 27th July 2013, the above measures will be formalised by agreement between the Association and the Department of Defence.

However, in the event that members reject the ballot, the above measures will be implemented in addition to a three year increment freeze by the Department of Defence in accordance with recently enacted Government legislation.


Updates will be issued on the process as it moves forward to keep all members informed.

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