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Hundreds of staff at a DVLA contact centre in Swansea are to stage a three-day strike in a dispute over pay.
About 650 members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will walk out from today in protest at cuts to Saturday pay.
The union said staff recruited this year were not being paid an allowance for Saturday working, while others faced a 50% cut.
"This dispute is vitally important to everyone in the agency. If the employer is able to cut the pay of our members in the contact centre then it will inevitably seek to reduce the terms and conditions for the rest of DVLA staff. We have a shared interest in protecting our pay, terms and conditions and resisting the race to the bottom where our conditions are constantly compared to the worst paying bosses. Workers elsewhere in the civil service get extra weekend pay. There seems to be the idea that South Wales is a low wage economy and DVLA can get away with exploiting its staff there. This is completely unacceptable."
DVLA said in a statement that the strike could lead to a reduced service and longer waiting times.
"We are extremely disappointed PCS members at the contact centre are taking industrial action. Staff had already agreed to the changes to terms and conditions which offered a competitive and generous package.Our priority is to maintain a service to our customers and we have well established contingency plans to minimise disruption. Motorists are still able to apply online to renew their vehicle tax, declare their vehicle off road or apply for a new, updated or replacement driving licence."
PCS members at the National Museum of Wales will strike on Saturday in a separate dispute over weekend allowances.
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Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd to make two announcements aiming to boost Welsh manufacturing.
That included highly skilled new jobs for Merthyr Tydfil as part of a multi-million pound deal with the defence company General Dynamics to assemble and service armoured vehicles.
Watch our Political Editor Adrian Masters's report:
We get beneath the skin of the army's latest Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).
General Dynamics describes SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SCOUT SV) as a step change in the armoured fighting vehicle capability being delivered to the Army.
The programme has six variants:
- Scout Reconnaissance
- Protected Mobility Reconnaissance Support (PMRS)
- Command and Control
- Engineering Reconnaissance
The company says each variant will be based on a common platform which will be a highly-agile, tracked, medium-weight armoured fighting vehicle.
General Dynamics says each variant will have acoustic detectors, a laser warning system, a local situational awareness system, an electronic countermeasure system, a route marking system, an advanced electronic architecture and a high performance power pack.
The company was awarded £3.5 billion to deliver 589 SCOUT SV platforms to the British Army on 3 September 2014.