Driving Tests in Bedford may be affected by Examiners strike

If you have a driving test booked in Bedford for Thursday 30th August it may be affected by and Examiners strike.

The DSA is urging all driving test candidates booked to take a test on the morning of 30 August 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 5 to 10 working days. Out-of-pocket expenses 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. Details about claiming out-of-pocket expenses can be found at direct.gov.uk/drivingtestexpenses. Theory tests Theory tests are not affected and will be taking place as planned.

Clive Snook (Liaison Officer) Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council

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