DVSA staff to strike in June

News stories are free to read. Click here for full access to all the features, articles and archive from only £8.99.

Some of its staff who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are planning to take strike action during June 2023, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has warned, including vehicle standards assessors, traffic examiners and vehicle examiners as well as driving examiners.

The strike action is part of national industrial action by the PCS union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms. The strikes will affect different parts of Great Britain at different times; London, south-east England, south-west England and Wales will see action on 15, 16 and 19 June, whilst Scotland, north-east England, north-west England, Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, and parts of London will be affected on 22 and 23 June.

DVSA says it does not expect the strike action to affect MOTs for heavy goods vehicles, buses and trailers, but will not know for certain until the strike action takes place. However, driving tests for LCVs and HGVs could be affected by the strikes, the DVSA warned.