World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 08 Apr, 2021 04:00 am

Four-day strike at UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency demanding Covid-safe working conditions

Four-day strike at UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency demanding Covid-safe working conditions
This is the first major industrial action at a workplace in the UK over coronavirus safety. More than 600 positive Covid cases have been reported at the DVLA’s offices.

More than 600 positive Covid cases have been reported at the DVLA’s offices.For months now, up to 2,500 staff have had to physically attend their workplace at the DVLA’s offices.” The PCS is not opposed in principle to its members going back into DVLA offices during the pandemic, even under conditions in which a small fraction of the adult population have received two required vaccine doses.This is the first major industrial action taken at a workplace in the UK over coronavirus safety.

” It said that it would hold off on serving a formal notice of industrial action until two days later (March 18) to allow the government time to respond.” In a final update on April 1, the PCS said it “has been in intensive talks with the DVLA to try to reach agreement to address our members’ health and safety concerns and remove the necessity for taking industrial action.

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