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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.

SPS + Bristol Water + Courts + Leicester university + Thurrock council + Goodlord + Communisis

05 April 2021
Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester continue a strike over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

Strike plans at DVLA and Passport Control

29 March 2021
Health and safety strikes at the giant Swansea workplace are planned for 6-9 April

Turn vote for strikes into action at DVLA Swansea

16 March 2021
Thousands of workers at a major government workplace in Swansea have voted to strike against unsafe working conditions.

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety

15 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.

It’s time to use Section 44 at the DVLA in Swansea

08 February 2021
Hundreds of workers in a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea met last week after threatening to strike.

Staff could strike over coronavirus safety at Swansea DVLA

02 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea have said they are ready to strike over safety.

Over 500 Covid-19 cases at DVLA Swansea

25 January 2021
Workers are “scared” of catching Covid-19 in a major government office where more than 500 people have caught the virus thanks to uncaring bosses.

NHS workers would strike + Sage action + BT ballot + Courts battle

12 January 2021
The majority of Scottish nurses are willing to strike due to being “burnt out and undervalued” and suffering from bullying during the coronavirus crisis.

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults

25 November 2020
Although it is just the beginning, it is a clear signal that the Tories want working class people to bail out a system in crisis.

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