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DVSA – Industrial Action

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union has announced that a programme of industrial action involving DVSA members will take place over a 6 week period from Tuesday 13 December 2022.

PCS members voted in favour of industrial action during a recent ballot. It’s part of national industrial action by the PCS union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms.

For the latest information on how and when driving test will be affected please visit  GOV.UK.

Driving test candidates who have an appointment on a strike day

If you or a pupil have a test booking on the day of industrial action, you or your pupil do not need to contact the DVSA now. They will get in touch with you and your pupil again with updates before the industrial action.

Other DVSA services during industrial action

Not all DVSA staff are union members, and even if they are, they might  choose not to go on strike.

The strike action might affect some:

  • driving instructor tests and checks
  • MOT tester demonstration tests
  • DVSA’s customer service centre
  • MOTs for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and trailers
  • vehicle approvals examinations

The strike action will not affect:

  • theory tests
  • MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles
Staying in touch with the DVSA

Please look out for updates to GOV.UK and emails or text messages regarding  appointments.