Motor tax update

26th November 2012

IMPACT is to carry out a series of consultative meetings with motor tax staff who work in driver licensing over the coming weeks. The meetings will inform the union’s continuing approach to Government plans to transfer local authority responsibility for motor tax to the Road Safety Authority.

IMPACT national secretary Eamonn Donnelly said the union would prioritise quality redeployment of staff, increased public awareness of the adverse consequences of the change, and ensuring that members will not be required to interface with private contractors.

The union recently presented its critique of Government plans to the Department of Transport, which has since told the union that legislation to effect the change was proceeding.

IMPACT understands that management expects virtually all the staff concerned to remain in their current place of work, at least on an interim basis, when the transfer takes legal effect on 19th January. But the union is frustrated that no agreement has been reached on the long-term position of over 200 staff concerned.

Paddy Cole