Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute. The parties have agreed that the talks, which began last week, will be suspended over the Christmas period, resuming “as a matter of […]
The DVSA’s flagship earned recognition programme will not be launched until 2018, its chief executive has confirmed.
Vosa has rejected the findings of a recent survey depicting a high level of dissatisfaction among authorised testing facility (ATF) operators.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]