Our members at the DVLA are taking their second week of strike action in a dispute over Covid safety and you can show support at a public rally on Facebook from noon on Friday (7).
Membera have been taking further strike action from Tuesday (4), as management refuses to meet demands for reduced numbers on site.
This latest successful action follows the successful walkout from 6-9 April, where more than 1,400 PCS members took strike action over health and safety concerns at the DVLA sites. The action in April gathered huge public support, with messages of solidarity still pouring in from other unions and the public.
More than 2,000 staff are still being made to attend the main Swansea site daily – a site which has seen more than 500 Covid cases. PCS is again asking all staff who are being made to go into work to take the action. This action is needed so we can push DVLA management to take health and safety concerns seriously, by reducing numbers on site.
At a strike rally today, 3 MPs offered their support in person – Stephen Kinnock, John McDonnell, and Christina Rees.
Join the public rally
On the final day of the latest round of action on Friday (7 May) there will be a second strike rally at noon with speakers from other trade unions and across the labour movement, alongside a further 6 MPs.
Go to the PCS national Facebook page to join the event and encourage your friends and colleagues to attend.
How you can help
- Attend Friday’s public rally at noon on Facebook
- Complete the e-action to secretary of state Grant Shapps to urge him to intervene
- Donate to the strike fund. Account name: Fighting Fund Levy, A/C No: 20331490, sort code: 60-83-01, use reference: DVLA
- Set up a direct debit to make regular donations to the strike fund.
- Send a message of solidarity to firstname.lastname@example.org