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12 November 2014

Heulwen Davies 1960-2014

Heulwen Davies passed away suddenly on 30 October after suffering a stroke and then a heart attack while out walking, one of her favourite pastimes

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Barking Job Centre PCS on strike 5 June 2013, photo Socialist Party

5 June 2013

PCS rolling strike programme

On 3 June, a week of rolling strike action in the two largest government departments began

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Dave Warren, PCS rep Swansea DVLA, takes part in the PCS National day of protest on 30 November 2012: 'Don't rip up our rights' , photo by R Job

27 February 2013

Resist all attacks on trade union facility time

I work at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea where I am one of the officers of the PCS branch, one of the largest in the union, writes Dave Warren, PCS rep DVLA.

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30 November 2012

Swansea DVLA strike

There were some hardy PCS pickets out at Swansea's DVLA this morning, in sub-zero temperatures. They are striking against cuts, privatisation and the destruction of services.

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8 August 2012

Swansea DVLA staff protest at embarrassment of job cuts

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Swansea branch of the PCS is holding a protest rally on 10 August at 12.30 outside the Department for Transport (DfT) Shared Services Centre in Swansea

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26 July 2012

PCS transport workers continue strikes against cuts

Staff from the 39 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices threatened with closure will join other Department for Transport workers in a walkout tomorrow (27 July) in their ongoing dispute over cuts...

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7 June 2012

Driving examiners and coastguard staff striking tomorrow

Driving examiners and coastguard staff in the PCS union will hold lightning strikes tomorrow (8 June) in the latest phase of a month of action by transport workers...

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DVLA strike, Leeds, photo by Iain Dalton

6 June 2012

DVLA workers strike to defend services

PCS members took strike action on 1 June against closure of all 39 DVLA local offices, ten enforcement centres and three processing centres

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30 May 2012

Strike in DVLA on Friday

A walkout on Friday 1st June by staff in 39 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices threatened with closure will kickstart a month of rolling strikes among the Public and Commercial Services union's 8,000 Department for Transport members...

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22 February 2012

Workplace news in brief

Cleaners strike: "8.30 - London Living Wage!" was the chant of the Initial cleaners taking strike action on 16 February outside St Pancras station in London, writes Suzanne Beishon.

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1 February 2012

Workplace news in brief

As previously reported in the Socialist, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is planning to close all 39 of its local offices and centralise operations at its Swansea headquarters.

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11 January 2012

1,200 jobs threatened by DVLA closures

PCS union members working at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are angry and frustrated at plans by the Con-Dem government to shut all 39 local offices by the end of 2013, writes Hugh Caffrey.

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25 July 2011

Coastguards campaign to save Swansea coastguard station

Over 200 people packed into Oystermouth primary school, Swansea on Friday evening (22 July) to hear coastguards and local campaigners make the case for saving Swansea coastguard station, writes Dave Warren (PCS South West Wales).

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PCS workers on strike at the Passport Office, photo Socialist Party Wales

PCS workers on strike at the Passport Office, photo Socialist Party Wales

10 March 2010

Civil Servants Strike reports (updated)

Members of the PCS civil servants' union took strike action today to oppose the changes to the civil service compensation scheme.

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15 December 2006

PCS: Vote 'Yes' against job cuts and low pay

300,000 PCS members vote in national ballot: THE PUBLIC and Commercial Services union (PCS) is balloting its 300,000 members for strike action against job cuts, low pay and deteriorating working conditions. The ballot starts on 2 January for action starting with a one-day national strike on 31 January. A two-week overtime ban will start on 1 February....

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9 October 2004

"We're Not Faceless Bureaucrats"

THE BALLOT for strike action amongst civil service workers has begun...

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