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DVLA set to strike over over the ‘arrogance of senior management’

by LLB staff reporter
21st Apr 21 4:08 pm

Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are set to strike over Covid related safety on 4 May following industrial action earlier this month.

DVLA which is situated in Swansea, South Wales will see members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) strike for four days.

Concerns have been raised over the number of staff who need to go into the office and the union are calling for a reduction on workers to attend following a surge in infeciton last year at the site.

The union are claiming that 2,000 staff had to go into the office evert day, and negotiations had been held to resolve this.

General secretary Mark Serwotka said, “The arrogance and intransience of DVLA senior management is outrageous and our members have been left with no choice but to take further strike action.

“DVLA and ministers need to understand the levels of fear and anger within the workplace and that our union will support staff every step of the way.”

A DVLA spokesman said, “It is very disappointing that the PCS is pushing ahead for a second round of industrial action in May which will affect motorists as restrictions are easing and the UK vaccination rollout programme is making such great progress.

“Cases of Covid-19 among DVLA staff remain very low, and currently there is just one positive case out of a workforce of more than 6,000, including those working at home.”

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