Transport news updates

Prospect has condemned last-minute attempts by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to intimidate its frontline staff who voted overwhelmingly to take strike action tomorrow, Friday, 20 November.

Prospect members at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action following a breakdown in talks with management over pay, terms and conditions.

Prospect has called for the UK’s aviation regulator to be split up, in a letter to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, amid concerns that safety is no longer its paramount concern.

A call for the aviation industry to put safety first has been made by Prospect, in a motion to next week’s TUC Congress, amid concerns that regulation is increasingly focused on driving down costs.

Issuing Certificates of Release to Service, aircraft safety and the continued threat to the future of the Licensed Aircraft Engineer were the focus of debates at a regional meeting of Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) in Brussels on 3 July.