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The Public and Commercial Services Union is launching a UK wide tour to protest against planned closures of 39 regional DVLA offices.
The DVLA says motorists will get a better quicker service and taxpayers a saving of 26 million pounds.
In July, the UK Government announced plans to close 39 of the DVLA's regional offices. 1,200 jobs would be at risk due to the proposals, although 450 roles would be created at its Swansea headquarters.
The PCS Union says todays announcement of the creation of 450 jobs at the DVLA is not all good news for the DVLA. The Union's Industrial Officer Mike Hallinan had this to say:
Mr Hedges says its great news for Swansea and creates much needed jobs for the area.
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has just given this reaction to today's news:
The DVLA says it'll create 450 jobs at its Swansea HQ as it closes offices around the UK to change the way it offers services to drivers. The agency says its plans to offer more services online will save £26m a year. It'll mean the closure of 39 offices including in Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff.
The DVLA says more than 5,000 of its 6,000 UK staff are based in Wales, with most of those at the Swansea HQ. A spokesman said,
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The jobs are being created at the DVLA's Swansea HQ, while smaller offices around the country are closed.