Possible Examiner Strike Action

Possible Examiner strike action!

Following the announcement that the DVSA are having to delay the introduction of the ADI Part 3 test changes comes news that the PCS is balloting for strikes in DVSA which could cause disruption to driver & vehicle testing.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) operational members at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, including driving examiners and vehicle testing staff, are due to be balloted from 4th September until the 4th of October for industrial action in a protracted dispute over travel time arrangements, health and safety and other changes to terms and conditions.

There have been talks involving PCS and DVSA since 2015 but the union states that the DVSA and the Department for Transport still refuses to resolve the outstanding issues. Aparently these issues include the new “Sat Nav driving test” but it is not clear what the issues are that PCS has with the revised driving test.

Full details: PCS ballot for strikes in DVSA

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