Driving examiner strike – candidates to attend tests
|Publisher:||Driving Standards Agency|
|Published date:||11 July 2012|
|Mode/topic:||Roads, Road safety|
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is urging all driving test candidates booked to take a test on the afternoon of Friday 13 July to attend as usual despite the potential for strike action by driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.
The DSA’s chief executive Rosemary Thew said:
“Not all examiners are members of the PCS union and even if they are, we can’t be sure that they’ll support the strike. So we’re asking candidates to come for their test as normal so it can go ahead if possible.
“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and will do everything we can to minimise disruption for our customers.”
Candidates who turn up but can’t take their tests because of strike action will not have to contact the DSA to rebook. They should hear from the agency with a new date within five to ten working days.
If candidates fail to attend they won’t be able to claim out-of-pocket expenses if their tests are cancelled and they’ll need to rebook their own tests.
Theory tests are not affected and will be taking place as planned.
Details about claiming out-of-pocket expenses can be found at direct.gov.uk/drivingtestexpenses.