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THE Driving Standards Agency has urged candidates booked for a test today to attend as usual despite the threat of strike action.

Candidates have been told to attend the Fort Southwick test centre even though DSA officials warned test examiners may fail to show up for work.

Those who fail to turn up can’t claim back their fee and will need to rebook their test.

If no examiner is available, a new date will be rebooked and details will be sent within 10 working days.

Amanda Holmes from Public and Commercial Services Union said: ‘We won’t know what to expect until the day whether we see many test examiners striking.’

Services at Portsmouth International Port were not due to be affected, despite some UK Border Agency staff joining today’s strike. Calvin Baugh, deputy manager, said: ‘We’ve been speaking to the UKBA and they anticipate some of their members will be striking, but have told us they will be using other resources so we don’t anticipate any disruption.’

Southampton Airport said it would not be affected by UKBA employees striking today.