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Civil service walkout hits 50 Department for Transport offices

Published Mon 31 Dec 2012
Issue No. 2334

Thousands of Department for Transport workers struck at 50 sites across Britain on Friday of last week over a threat to close DVLA offices. The workers, members of the PCS union, walked out for 24 hours against the plans.

Tory cuts will slash over 1,000 jobs at the DVLA and end what the union describes as a “highly prized” face to face service. The union has delivered a 72,000-signature petition against the closures to the government.

Michelle Muir, a PCS representative at the DVLA in Carlisle, said of the strike, “This isn’t just for our jobs—we are fiercely defensive of the service.”


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Mon 31 Dec 2012, 16:31 GMT
Issue No. 2334
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