Most authorised testing facilities (ATFs) were unaffected by the strike carried out by Prospect vehicle testing and enforcement staff working for the DVSA earlier this month, the government agency has said. In a written statement, a DVSA spokesman told Motortransport.co.uk “over 85%” of ATFs were unaffected by the union’s three-hour strike on 21 November. It added that while a small number of ATFs had had some tests delayed before 11am, no tests had been cancelled and all were testing as […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Further talks between union Unite and white goods manufacturer Indesit UK were held yesterday, the union has confirmed – just as the second of three strikes by drivers and warehouse staff was due to begin.
Operators have told the DVSA its earned recognition scheme will only work if it does not abuse the privilege of handling highly sensitive data.