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WORKERS at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are to press ahead with fresh strikes in a dispute over Covid-19-related safety.
PCS union members at the site in Swansea, south Wales, will walk out for four days from tomorrow, following industrial action last month.
PCS is demanding a reduction in the number of staff needed to work on-site following what the union described in December as the country’s worst coronavirus workplace outbreak.
The union warned that despite extensive negotiations to resolve the dispute, the DVLA was still insisting more than 2,000 workers go in to the office every day.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said it was the “unreasonable and crass behaviour” of management that had led to the latest industrial action.
“DVLA and ministers need to understand the levels of fear, anger and determination within the workplace. Our union will support staff in their fight for a just settlement,” he said.
A DVLA spokesman expressed disappointment over the strike, emphasising that the outbreak had now passed.
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