Driving examiners are set to begin a month-long rolling strike programme from mid-December to January.

Around 1,600 PCS (Public and Commercial Services) union members working for the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be walking out in England, Wales and Scotland.

This adds to a huge number of strikes taking place in December, including with Network Rail, Royal Mail, nurses, ambulance staff and border force staff.

Around 100,000 PCS members working in 214 government departments and other bodies have voted for strike action over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms.

Times Series: DVSA workers who are members of the PCS union will be going on strikeDVSA workers who are members of the PCS union will be going on strike (Image: PA)

When will driving examiners go on strike?

From Tuesday, December 13 to Sunday, December 18 DVSA workers in Scotland and northern England will be going on strike.

This will then spread to north-west England, Yorkshire, Humberside and North Wales between Monday, December 19 and Saturday, December 24.

After that DVSA workers in the West Midlands, eastern England and the East Midlands will be walking out between Wednesday, December 28 and Saturday, December 31 as well as Tuesday, January 3.

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Fianlly, the strike will conclude with London, the South East of England, South Wales and the South West of England from Wednesday, January 4 to Wednesday, January 11.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This is the start of the most sustained strike action by civil servants for a generation.

“They have been offered just a 2% pay rise at a time when inflation is running at over 10%.

“They are determined, they are strong and they been left with no other way of expressing their concerns about the cost-of-living crisis than to take strike action.”