It appears that the planned PCS Union member strikes involving Driving Examiners and Test Centre Staff have been called off.

The information appeared on the PCS Union website.

However, at this time there has been no comment from DVSA.

No strike

According to the union, planned strikes by driving examiners have been called off.

The news comes after PCS claims to have won significant concessions from Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency bosses.

Almost 2,000 PCS members in 270 test centres across the UK were due to take strike action.

These were planned for four days this week – 8/9/10/11th January.

Action was called over what the union described as ‘flawed plans to clear the driving test backlog’.


According to the PCS website, the cancellation of strike action follows ‘intense negotiations’.

‘The PCS has suspended strike action and will put the new deal to members’.

PCS general secretary Fran Heathcote said: “This positive result – successfully negotiating improved proposals for all eight of our demands – is a huge win for our members and will hopefully pave the way to clearing the backlog in a way that’s safe for our members and those taking the tests.
“This is a victory won by the strength of our members throughout the dispute to date and shows what we can achieve as a collective.”

We await comment from the DVSA.