Driving testers' strike to cause disruption

Driving testers are going on strike this afternoon.

It means anyone who had a test booked after 2pm has had it rescheduled.

The IMPACT trade union is accusing management at the Road Safety Authority of planning to breach a Labour Court ruling, which set out a process for the recruitment of reserve testers.

The union's Assistant General Secretary Denis Rohan says there's likely to be more action after today.

"It's the first in a series of stoppages," Mr Rohan said.

"But I should say also that it's the first time in the 50 years of driving testing that we've had a dispute of this nature.

"That, in itself, shows you the lengths to which we had to be pushed prior to taking this action."

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