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DVLA workers strike again

PUBLISHED: 14:16 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:44 25 August 2010

WORKERS from a public sector union formed picket lines in their second strike over planned cuts to redundancy pay. The national strike by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) yesterday, the same day the budget was announced by Chancellor Alista

WORKERS from a public sector union formed picket lines in their second strike over planned cuts to redundancy pay.

The national strike by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) yesterday, the same day the budget was announced by Chancellor Alistair Darling, affected public sector workplaces across Bexley.

At one picket line DVLA workers gathered outside their office in Sidcup House, Station Road, Sidcup waving placards and handing out leaflets.

Janet Dale, Sidcup representative for PCS, said: "The local DVLA is open, but they are subject to delays, and some driving tests have been cancelled."

"We just want the terms and conditions that we signed up for."

The union is unhappy at government plans to change the way redundancy pay is calculated, and they claim that longest serving workers will suffer most.

According to the PCS, up to 200,000 members took part in the strike across Britain in places like courts, prisons and job centres.

The Cabinet Office insists that its plans are fair to both staff and taxpayers.

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