Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea are to stage a four-day strike from May 4 in a dispute over Covid-related safety, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) announced.
The strike would be the second walkout in a year after employees went on strike in April over health and safety concerns at DVLA offices in the Welsh city.
Union leaders claimed the DVLA saw “the largest outbreak of Covid in any UK workplace” with over 600 Covid cases recorded during an outbreak last year.
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The union said senior management had “forced” more than 2,000 staff to attend the Swansea head office daily and it hoped the walkout would address safety concerns while reducing the number of people on site.
PCS General secretary Mark Serwotka said: “The arrogance and intransience of DVLA senior management is outrageous and our members have been left with no choice but to take further strike action.