DVLA staff plan strike action in Beverley
WORKERS facing redundancy at Beverley's closure-threatened DVLA office are expected to join a national walk-out on Friday.
A two-hour strike from 3pm will involve 1,200 staff at the DVLA's 39 offices, including 16 at Beverley.
It will kick-start a month of rolling strikes among the Public and Commercial Services union's 8,000 Department for Transport (DfT) members.
The new wave of action across the DfT is designed to complement ongoing national industrial action being taken by the union against cuts to pensions, jobs and pay, which included a strike across the civil service, health and education sectors on May 10.
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As well as putting jobs at risk, the unions says the DVLA closures would wipe out the face-to-face services the offices provide to the public and motor traders.
PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "With unemployment high and our communities suffering as a result of the Government's cuts, ministers should be providing all the help they can to local economies that are crying out for support and investment.
"Instead they're ploughing on with entirely unnecessary and unpopular cuts to vital transport services. These strikes across the whole range of transport services form a major part of our ongoing fight against cuts to pensions, jobs and pay."