12 October 2021

Sign up for the DVSA members’ meeting 6pm 14 October

Ahead of our strike at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency next week, we are holding a members’ meeting at 6pm on Thursday (14) which will hear from PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka.

The event has been organised to give an update on meetings with DVSA management and to outline the arrangements for next week’s industrial action. It will also hear from PCS National President Fran Heathcote and PCS DFT Group President, Paul Williams.

All members in DVSA should have received an email with meeting registration details.

92% of members who voted in our ballot said they were prepared to go on strike over the new 8-test schedules.

DVSA has shared with PCS the findings of a report by business management consultants Robertson Cooper, and we must advise that this report recommends that the agency should not seek to introduce the 8-test schedule without first implementing recommendations contained in the report. The report concludes that pressing ahead without carrying out these improvements would pose a risk to examiners’ health and well-being. Despite this, the agency has refused to withdraw its submission to ministers on the 8-test schedule.