DVSA warn of examiner strike

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PCS operational members at the DVSA, 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.

DVSA plans to impose a ‘flexible working’ regime giving managers the ability to deploy all Ops staff anywhere they choose without notice, the reason for the dispute. Staff would be expected to travel on these deployments entirely in their own time.

The employers proposals effectively mean workers could be required to work the equivalent of an extra day per week for free.

The issue stems from 2015 where talks involving PCS and the employer still persist, with PCS claiming that the DVSA and the Department for Transport still refuses to resolve the outstanding issues.

A full report on the PCS website is available.

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1 thought on “DVSA warn of examiner strike”

  1. Bumble - One

    Such a shambles that youngsters have to endure the wrath of striking examiners after so much preparation to take a driving test, many of these youngsters work they’re socks off to scrape the cash together for driving lesson, having to pay out for a test that is already subjected to part of the DVSA scam of letting only so many pupils pass, then turn up at a test centre all hyped up for a test, only to be told by a person sitting on they’re back-side for the duration of the strike period, “sorry we are not conducting tests today” just to keep heads of the transport industry happy with average pass rate’s per examiner, as was demonstrated a few years ago, when an examiner blew the whistle as to why he resigned from his job after being hounded for passing more candidates than any one else in his sector, think this organisation should now be brought to the attention of the monopolies commission, no one organisation should be allowed ultimate powers over the needs of the public.

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