A Sergeant serving at The Curragh Camp is slamming the long-awaited new pay recommendations for the Defence Forces as a ‘slap in the face.’
Gerard Guinan, General Secretary of PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF), anticipates that balloting will take place among its members over the next few weeks.
A 10% increase has been announced on duty allowances for Defences Forces members.
The most welcome announcement according to the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces, is the increase on Saturday and Sunday allowances, currently at €20, increasing by approximately €100. However, the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO) is expressing outright opposition to the recommendations, announced last Thursday at Government Buildings.
Co Kildare representative for WDPF, Sarah Walshe, said: “A serving Sergeant in the Curragh I spoke to has already started to apply for other jobs. He said, ‘this is a slap in the face after all my years of service, I am out’.”
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.