Pilot Roster / draft roster proposal 29.01.15
The Association's Central Executive Committee has agreed that it will not agree any changes to the current Pilot Roster until after a ballot of
our membership is held.
NEW: RESULT OF LANSDOWNE RD. BALLOT 29.10.15
The result of the GRA Ballot of members on the Lansdowne Road Proposals was:Turnout: 60%; For: 10.9%; Against: 86.5%.
Following the rejection of the proposals the GRA Executive met on 03-11-15 more here
DOWNLOAD GRA FORMS
Members can now download
GRA Forms direct from this site & print off same for completion & return to the Association.
- GRA Legal Assistance Application Form
- GRA Transfers Assistance Form
Garda Review Subscription Form
- GRA Illness / Injury Claim Form + Other
UPDATE YOUR DETAILS
Members should ensure that their details are updated regularly with the Association. It is vital we have your current Contact Details,
including your Home Address, Email & Phone number. It is in your interest that the Association has been informed of your Date of Marriage, Children’s Birth Dates / or Partner’s Details in accordance with re
the GRA Life Assurance Scheme.
Email us here or Tel: 01-8303533
Members in Financial Difficulty should be aware of the contact details of the range of support services open to them - both within &
outside the organisation: View here & are urged to seek & avail of assistance at the earliest opportunity. Members getting into difficulties repaying EBS Mortgages can access the dedicated contact arrangements for GRA members / or download Financial Statement or MARP Brochure here
NEW SICK LEAVE REGULATIONS 14.03.14
Minister Howlin signed the Public Service Management (Sick Leave) Regulations 2014, including for members of an Garda Síochána, with effect from 31st March 2014. The main provisions
are:- Max 92 days full-pay in 12 month period; - followed by max 91 days 1/2 pay in a 12 month period, subject to an overall max of 183 days’ paid in a 4 year period. - For critical illness or injury, max 183 days on full pay
in a 1 year period, followed by 182 days on 1/2 pay, subject to overall maximum of 365 days’ paid sick leave in a 4-year period. - Where sick pay is exhausted Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration (TRR) will be paid to not
exceed 548 days.(TRR = No Service) Further details here
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GRA labels extra €5m to buy garda cars 'piecemeal' Tues 20.10.15
The President of the GRA Dermot O'Brien has said that the new vehicles are essential for the gardaí to do their job,
but added that the Government are wallpapering over the cracks and need to re-open rural garda stations immediately; and called for equal pay and allowances for new entrants - here
Tues 20-10-15 RTE Radio 1 News at One Listen here (from 25.00 mins - 30.21 mins)
Tues 20-10-15 Today FMThe Last Word with Matt Cooper
Listen here (from 6.30 mins - 18.45 mins)
Enhanced GRA salary protection plan july 2015
The GRA has launched a new enhanced Salary Protection Plan with effect from 1st July 2015.
The new GRA Salary Protection Plan guarantees income
of a minimum of 75% of pensionable earnings (inclusive of any other sick pay or state benefit) for the entire duration of a members' Sick Leave absence & where applicable up to the member's normal retirement age.
This could mean guaranteed earnings of 75% for over 30 years!
The net cost is 0.77% of pensionable earnings, after tax relief on subscriptions which apply. Example: Annual earnings =
€45,000 - net weekly premium = €6.95 p.w.. Contact Penpro at tel: 012000100. More info here . Detailed Info doc here . Application Form here
NEW ENTRANTS – CARRY OVER OF PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION SCHEME October 2015
Following representations by the Association, it has been agreed that public servants taking up training in an Garda Síochána may retain membership of their pre-existing pension scheme as opposed to having to join the new public service Single Scheme. Full info here .
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