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24 March 2021
Nominations for the PCS union president and national executive elections closed on 11 March. Details of branch nominations have now been published and these show increased support for the Broad Left Network
17 March 2021
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) branch of PCS has voted for industrial action against management's failure to provide a safe working environment.
17 February 2021
The National Shop Stewards Network held its 5th meeting during the pandemic
3 February 2021
27 January 2021
As a former worker at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), I have not been surprised by reports of hundreds of Covid cases among staff
12 November 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
5 June 2013
On 3 June, a week of rolling strike action in the two largest government departments began
27 February 2013
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.
30 November 2012
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.
8 August 2012
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
26 July 2012
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...
7 June 2012
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...
6 June 2012
PCS members took strike action on 1 June against closure of all 39 DVLA local offices, ten enforcement centres and three processing centres
30 May 2012
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...
22 February 2012
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.
1 February 2012
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.
11 January 2012
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.
25 July 2011
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).
10 March 2010
Members of the PCS civil servants' union took strike action today to oppose the changes to the civil service compensation scheme.
15 December 2006
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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