Coastguards and DVLA workers strike today

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DVLA workers, coastguards and driving examiners have all been on strike Photo: ITV News Wales

More than three thousand public sector workers in Wales have been on strike today.

Coastguard staff from Swansea, Milford Haven, Holyhead and elsewhere walked out for an honour over plans to close nine of the UK's 18 coastguard stations - including Swansea - and to cut more than 140 jobs, which they say would mean the loss of life-saving local knowledge around our coastline.

Staff at the DVLA offices in Swansea also walked out for two hours in a dispute over working conditions, alongside driving test examiners.

The strikes are part of a month of rolling action, over a range of issues, by transport workers who belong to the PCS union.

Last month saw a strike across the civil service, health and education sectors.

The Department for Transport says it is disappointed that industrial action is being taken while it is still in talks with the union.