The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union has formally served notice 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.

DVSA services during industrial action

We know that you may have concerns about how this might affect our other services. Not all our 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