L-test strike slams brake on for 1,000s
THOUSANDS of driving tests could be cancelled as examiners begin a 48-hour strike tomorrow.
Around 2,000 examiners are expected to join the walkout over new tests set to start this week.
They are concerned by a manoeuvre that involves pulling up on the right facing oncoming traffic, reversing, and driving off.
The Public and Commercial Services Union says members are being made to work longer and the seven tests a day they do should be cut to six.
The union’s Mark Serwotka said: “Members tried to negotiate but the door was slammed in their face.”
The Department for Transport said changes were agreed in 2014. It also includes using a satnav instead of road signs.