Examiner Strike Action

DVSA services – industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union

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.


For the latest information on when and how our services will be affected, please visit the dedicated GOV.UK page.


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. 

Driving test candidates who have an appointment on a strike day

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

Other DVSA services during industrial action

We know that you may have concerns about how this might affect our other services. Not all the staff are union members, and even if they are, they might choose not to go on strike.


The strike action will 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

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

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