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DVLA staff call strikes for bank holiday in pay row

Issue No. 2468

Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) at Swansea contact centre have announced plans to strike on the August bank holiday weekend.

The contact centre employs 900 staff, the majority of which are members of the PCS union.

They are furious at DVLA bosses’ plans to slash Saturday working premium payment to half of its current rate from Tuesday of next week for existing DVLA workers.

They have already refused to pay it to any new starters in the contact centre since August last year.

Bosses claim that Wales is a “low wage economy” and say there is no need to pay premium rates of pay to their workers.

The DVLA walkout was set to begin from Friday of this week until Tuesday of next week.

 


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Tue 25 Aug 2015, 17:09 BST
Issue No. 2468
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