Industrial action by Prospect staff working for the DVSA looks set to run and run, after DVSA interim chief executive Paul Satoor said the so-called ‘modernisation of employment contract’ (MEC) at the heart of the matter would not be renegotiated. In a letter to staff on 27 November – the date on which Prospect staff held the first in a series of full-day strikes over the terms and conditions in the contract – Satoor said around 95% of ATFs were […]
Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]
An interim agreement has been reached between the DVSA and unions Prospect and the PCS in their long-running dispute over terms and conditions for staff at the government agency.
ATF Operators Association (AOA) president and Boleyn Transport MD Stephen Smith says he is optimistic plans by Vosa to clamp down on operators of authorised testing facilities can be thwarted, after taking legal advice on the matter.