PCS has today notified the DVLA of its intention to take a further four days of strike action from 4 to 7 May.
This latest period of strike action follows the successful walkout during 6-9 April, where over 1,400 PCS members took strike action over health and safety concerns at the DVLA sites. Over 2000 staff are being made to attend the site daily. PCS will again be asking all staff who are being made to go into work to take the action. This is in a bid to get the DVLA senior leadership to take health and safety concerns seriously and reduce numbers on site.
PCS has resumed intensive negotiations with the employer following the strike action, to explore whether an agreement can be reached to end the dispute. The branch executive committee (BEC) met last week to discuss what would constitute an acceptable deal. The committee also decided, given the lack of movement from the employer and to maintain the momentum delivered by the first strike, that a further set of strike days should be called. The BEC’s recommendation was put to an all members meeting on Monday 19 April where members voted 94% in favour to endorse a further 4 days of action, from Tuesday 4 May to Friday 7 May.
The PCS negotiating team will continue to meet with management to see if an agreement can be reached to resolve the dispute.
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