DVLA staff stage 24-hour walkout

DVLA logo Credit: Department of Transport

Workers at dozens of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices will stage a 24-hour strike today in a dispute over closures and job losses.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union at 39 local and 10 enforcement offices in England, Scotland and Wales will take part in the industrial action.

The union is campaigning against planned office closures, including those at Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln and Beverley, arguing it signals the end of a "highly prized" face-to-face service to motorists.

The union has delivered a 72,000 name petition opposing the closures, to the Department for Transport, saying it was the largest paper petition it had ever organised.