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DVLA workers outside the Leeds office shortly after walking out

At 3pm on Friday 1st June, workers at the local and enforcement offfices of DVLA walked out in protest against the governments office closure programme and others attacks affecting workers across the Department for Transport. The strike is the first part of series of actions involving all members across the Deaprtment.

Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party

The action was solid at the Leeds office, with not a single member of staff left inside. Indeed management had to close the office prior to the walkout to ensure back office tasks were completed before the long bank holiday weekend. The walkout got coverage from local media.

Mike Mackie, Assistant Branch Secretary of PCS DVLA Northern branch spoke to us. “All 39 DVLA workplaces took industrial action today. In Leeds, every one of tmy comrades walked out showing a fantastic level of support. This is against attacks directly to our jobs and our workplaces, including closing all 39 local and enforcement offices.”

(For more info, please see previous article – DVLA Workers Protest Over Office Closure Plan)