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Driving Test Examiners to Strike in March

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.

  • Do you know how long is this going to last?

    23rd April 2010 at 6:39 am
  • That seemed to be a marathon of drive testing on that dates. Well, that makes sense if only further assessment be on the positive judgment for them. Good luck to the officiating teams for they will surely be rattled by these continuous activity.

    20th May 2010 at 2:10 am
  • Lady Driver

    Join the club….like the rest of us who work hard to keep the country running…we are all being shafted on pay / conditions / pensions etc…..Oh my heart bleeds (NOT)…welcome to the real world..poor civil servants !!!!!!

    8th June 2010 at 11:29 am
  • Learner Driver Insurance

    Why would the examiners go on a strike? Just does not make sense!!

    18th February 2011 at 9:05 pm
  • I agree with Laura’s comments above. Soldiers die fighting for this country, you don’t see them going on strike.

    17th January 2013 at 12:52 pm

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