PCS members working for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have won the ballot for strike action in a long-running dispute over travel time, working time and workforce planning.
The ballot, which closed at noon today (10 May), centred on DVSA management’s refusal to consult meaningfully having imposed working practices, and restructures that are impacting detrimentally to members’ terms and conditions and their jobs.
The strike ballot, which passed the government’s strict 50% legal turnout threshold resulted in 82.6% of those voting in favour of strike action and 92.2% of those voting in favour of action short of a strike.
A targeted number of members, including driving examiners and enforcement officers, were balloted, who will be asked to take more sustained action in areas that are more immediately important and strategic to the organisation.
Reps are meeting early next week to discuss next steps and members will be informed immediately.