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Sidcup DVLA staff due to join national strike on Friday

PUBLISHED: 12:42 30 May 2012

Sidcup house

Sidcup house

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Staff at the Sidcup office of the closure-threatened Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are among 8,000 Department of Transport members due to strike on Friday (June 1).

The two-hour strike will involve around 1,200 staff in the DVLA’s 39 local and enforcement offices that the government plans to close, including the Station Road office, in Sidcup where 86 jobs are at risk, Borehamwood, Bournemouth, Brighton, Maidstone, Oxford, Portsmouth, Theale and Wimbledon.

This 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.

PCS 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.”

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