DVLA staff in walkout
TRANSPORT and coastguard workers yesterday walked out over job cuts, office closures, privatisation and attacks on pay and conditions.
Members of the PCS union in the DVLA's headquarters in Swansea, as well as employees of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency at the Mumbles coastguard station took part in the strikes.
The strike action lead to the closure of the DVLA's local office in Swansea and others across the agency's UK network.
Workers at the Department for Transport's Shared Service Centre in Swansea Vale also downed tools.
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DVLA Swansea PCS representative Dave Warren said: "This will be the fourth time that DVLA workers have been on strike since the beginning of June.
"We don't do this lightly, but there are some serious issues facing DVLA workers and it demands a serious response.
"We are determined to resist privatisation, job cuts and attacks on our pay, terms and conditions.
"This is a message to DVLA that we are not going away."
A DVLA spokesperson said: "During any strike action our priority is always to maintain a service to our customers and we have well established contingency plans in place to minimise any disruption.
"Motorists can apply online or by phone to renew their vehicle tax, declare their vehicle off road or apply for a new, updated or replacement driving licence — go to Direct Gov for further information."