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Strike vote result coming at the DVLA + Sainsbury’s lorry drivers + Westminster parking wardens

30 August 2021
Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea have been voting on whether to continue their strikes.

Royal Parks cleaners end strike with strong rally + round-up

30 August 2021
Outsourced cleaners working at Royal Parks in central London protested alongside their supporters at Speakers’ Corner on Monday to round off a two-week strike.

Fightback at Royal Parks + housing fire safety protest

24 August 2021
Outsourced cleaners working at Royal Parks in central London began their second week of a two-week strike on Monday of this week.

Battle continues at DVLA + Vote No in Haringey Love Lane demolition ballot

09 August 2021
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has admitted it is dealing with a huge backlog of work. It comes amid strikes by PCS union members at its offices in Swansea.

Reports round-up: DVLA workers strike to drive up Covid safety standards 

03 August 2021
A strike at the university of Liverpool was set to go ahead on Wednesday if university management didn’t backtrack on making six members of staff redundant. 

DVLA workers prepare for month-long safety strike 

27 July 2021
A group of workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea are set to begin a month-long strike on Monday of next week.

Beis workers strike to demand end to low pay at Whitehall department

21 July 2021
Outsourced workers at a government office in central London rounded off three days of strikes on Wednesday, in their latest battle for fair pay.

Beis strikers in renewed battle with ISS outsourcer + three battles by cleaners

19 July 2021
Outsourced workers at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (Beis) in central London began a three day strike on Monday of this week.

Bexley bin workers battle Serco + Tower Hamlets + DVLA + Yodel

12 July 2021
Around 140 bin workers began two weeks of strikes on Monday in Bexley, south east London, on Monday.

DVLA safety strikes hit the bosses hard

05 July 2021
Targeted strikes by workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have caused a huge backlog of applications for renewed driving licences.

DVLA strikes hit hard + Woolwich Ferry new action + Tower Hamlets Unison + round up

28 June 2021
Workers’ action at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has caused a backlog of work for bosses to sort out.

Union round up: Unison local government conference pledges to fight cuts

15 June 2021
Around 400 delegates from across local government in Unison met last Saturday for the union’s first virtual sectoral conference since the start of the pandemic.

Swansea DVLA workers strike for coronavirus safety after Tories put brakes on deal

02 June 2021
Strikers at a major government office are in a head on battle with the Tories over coronavirus safety and the drive to reopen workplaces.

More strikes at DVLA + Brush Electrical + JDE coffee + Encirc + Bromley libraries + Boats protest

01 June 2021
Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea have called two more strikes set to take place later this month.

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government

17 May 2021
Biomedical scientists who do Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust are ramping up their industrial action.

DVLA pickets stand firm despite management intimidation + Bolt drivers revolt + Norwich council

10 May 2021
Strikers at the Driver, and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) defied bosses’ threats and kept up pickets during their four-day walkout last week.

Britain remains in danger despite lockdown lifting

04 May 2021
The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

03 May 2021
The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Fight Glasgow Cuts + DVLA round two + New insult at British Gas

26 April 2021
Around 60 community centres, libraries, museums and sports venues are under threat

Hundreds of workers strike over safety at Swansea DVLA

07 April 2021
More than 1,000 people at a major government workplace are on strike in a significant battle over workers’ safety from coronavirus.

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