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DVLA workers in Wales to launch two weeks of strike action

10 Jun 2023 2 minute read
A letter from the DVLA. Photo by Ben Terrett, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will launch two weeks of strike action on Sunday in the long-running civil service dispute over pay, pensions, jobs and conditions.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will take action at Ty Felin and Morriston in Swansea.

The workers, who print materials for DVLA and other Government departments, went on strike in February.

The union said the walkout is likely to lead to backlogs for driving licences and tachographs.

The union has been given an improved offer aimed at ending the dispute, including the promise of a £1,500 payment to each member.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “None of our members can be left behind, which is why we’re continuing our strike action until every employer has agreed to pay the £1,500 as quickly as possible, without any conditions.

“Ministers would be foolish to underestimate our determination to get the best for our members.”

A DVLA Spokesperson said: “We have taken steps to minimise any disruption as a result of this targeted industrial action in our print and mailing section.”

“There may be delays for some motorists in receiving their documents and we ask that customers allow a few extra days for their documents to arrive through the post.”

“The quickest and easiest way to deal with DVLA is through our online services which, along with our Contact Centre, is operating as normal during this period of industrial action.”

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Sue Todd
Sue Todd
1 year ago

It’s just going to cause loads of chaos. Who does it really benefit? Certainly not the public who actually pay for their wages. DVLA have a responsibility to the country. They are not that poorly paid. Inflation is coming down Please don’t do it.

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