DVLA staff plan another strike over Covid 'fear' at Swansea HQ

# 18:56
21 April 2021

Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are set to stage fresh strikes in a dispute over Covid-related safety, APA reports citing BBC.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) at the site in Swansea, south Wales, plan to walk out for four days from 4 May, following industrial action earlier this month.

The union is calling for a reduction in the number of staff who need to go into the office after DVLA sites in the city recorded more than 500 Covid cases since September.

The union claims managers have been insisting more than 2,000 staff have to go into the office every day.

General secretary Mark Serwotka says: "DVLA and ministers need to understand the levels of fear and anger within the workplace and that our union will support staff every step of the way."

A DVLA spokesman says: "Cases of Covid-19 among DVLA staff remain very low, and currently there is just one positive case out of a workforce of more than 6,000, including those working at home."

He says those posting paper applications to DVLA or trying to