18 June 2021

OCS member donates back pay to support DVLA members in struggle over Covid safety

Member in OCS makes generous donation of back pay to help DVLA strikers win on Covid safety

A successful campaign by OCS members on the HMCTS contract secured a two year settlement that significantly improved pay, terms and conditions. In June OCS members received the back pay in respect of year one of the deal. In a massive show of solidarity one of our OCS members donated £200 of their back pay to support DVLA members in their dispute which sees a continuation of strike action over Covid safety.

In making the donation the OCS member recognised that our members must stand together to show solidarity to each other during times of struggle.

The member said: “I donated to the DVLA members striking because I know that financial pressure and money worries over loss of pay due to strike action can impact on mental health. I also recognise that families could be struggling during the period of strike action. I stand in full solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are striking for their safety”

How you can help

Donate to the strike fund. This fund makes it possible to support members financially when they are striking and therefore not being paid by their employer.

If you are able to, please help by donating. Your donation will help DVLA workers to win on Covid safety. The details are:

Account Name: Fighting Fund Levy. A/C No:  20331490. Sort Code: 60-83-01

Reference: DVLA

Sign the e-action

PCS has launched an e-action to send transport secretary Grant Shapps a message he can’t ignore. Please get as many of your friends and colleagues as possible to sign the e-action, share on social media, and let’s make it clear that Shapps has to act now to get the agreement back on the table and move us closer to ending our dispute. Click here to sign the e-action.

Messages of solidarity

If you would like to write in support of striking DVLA workers, please email responseteam@pcs.org.uk.