Driving Test Examiners announce two day strike this month

13 November 2015

14958_4_full If you're booked in for your driving test on the 19th or 20th November we'd like to wish you the very best of luck. That is the best of luck that you'll actually have an examiner.

The Public and Commercial Services Union which represents around 1,600 Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency staff are planning a two day strike over new working patterns. These new working patterns will mean longer shifts.

Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency chief executive, Paul Satoor, said:

Staff signed up to a new standard employment contract in April 2014 in exchange for a lump-sum payment and a three year pay deal. This was agreed with the trade unions, and included transitional payments which came to an end on 1 November 2015.

We have also recently offered operational staff a number of flexible working options to enable us to provide even more convenient and flexible services to our customers.

It is disappointing that the trade unions have now chosen to oppose some aspects of the contract and the more flexible working options. We are doing everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers.

So if you've got any kind of vehicle test booked through DVSA, you might want to get in touch and see if they can offer any further assistance should the strike go ahead.

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