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

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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.
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FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
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
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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

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GRA members vote against new WTA and Roster 22.04.16
Members of the Garda Representative Association have voted against new WTA & Roster on Ballot - 31.2% For; 68.8% Against on a 55% turnout. Statement of President Dermot O'Brien here

GRA continues work on Pay Restoration 01.04.16
GRA members will receive ballot papers on roster changes in coming days
Dermot O’Brien, GRA President said "
The pay restoration process has been on-going for some time and we have had a number of useful meetings with Mr. McGee. The GRA urges the membership to keep pay and rosters separate.  The proposed WTA and revised roster changes are beneficial to members and delaying their introduction would be counter-productive.
The proposed WTA is being recommended because it is unambiguously in the interests of members. It is based on the most advanced regulation of working time in Scandinavian police forces. It will definitively apply the European Working Time Directive to An Garda Síochána thereby protecting members against the negative health and welfare effects of onerous shift work. The changes to the revised roster will reduce fatigue and improve work-life balance for members.
".   " read full statement here

gra app launches for mobile platforms   03.05.16
The GRA has launched its mobile App for Android, Apple & Blackberry devices. The App, which can centrally be adjusted to facilitate any set or number of Roster Schedules, can also be individually customised by the end-user to create & save a personal Custom Roster Schedule. Daily Roster Notes on the App calendar can be auto-saved to the device’s native Calendar. In addition, the GRA App has details of GRA Group Schemes; Legal Assistance advice; Contact Details; News & more.
The GRA App is available on the Google Play Store here; on the Apple ITunes Store here; & on the Blackberry World Store here .
The App will be available for Windows mobile devices very shortly.

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NEW GOVERNMENT HAS TO ABOLISH TWO TIER PAY SYSTEM BEFORE INCREASING GARDA NUMBERS    06.05.16
The Garda Representative Association (GRA), the organisation which represents over 10,500 rank and file members of An Garda Síochána, is today calling on the new government to abolish the two tier pay system and to reintroduce rent allowance for Gardaí before beginning a recruitment drive to bring Garda numbers up to 15,000..... read here

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