Driver testers backed by arbitration decision

An independent arbitration has resolved the dispute between IMPACT driver testers and the Road Safety Authority by backing an appointment process ratified by the Labour Court in 2012. The arbitrator’s binding decision, which said that a three-stage appointment process to a driver tester reserve panel should be followed, is a vindication of the union’s position.

The dispute saw a half day strike take place in April because the agreed appointments process was not being followed. IMPACT official Denis Rohan welcomed the arbitrator’s decision.