Driving Test Examiners to Strike in March
Civil Servants, including Driving Test Examiners are planning a 48 hour strike on 8th and 9th March 2010 following a long-running row over changes to the civil service compensation scheme.
The Public and Commercial Services Union voted in favour of strike action and an overtime ban.
General secretary Mark Serwotka said: “These cuts, which will see loyal civil and public servants lose tens of thousands of pounds if they are forced out of a job, are more about crude politicking than making savings.
“We have suggested ways in which the Government can make these savings whilst protecting the rights of existing members, yet it seems intent on penalising the people who keep this country running.”
Changes to redundancy and compensation agreements will see staff lose entitlements and redundancy pay. Further strike dates may be finalised when the union’s national executive committee meet next week.
Candidates with driving tests booked for either the 8th or 9th March should contact the DSA on 0300 200 1122 for further guidance.