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DVLA workers to strike over weekend pay

Hundreds of staff at the DVLA in Swansea are to stage a three-day strike in a dispute over pay.

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About 650 members of the Public and Commercial Services union will walk out from Friday 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.

PCS says 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.

– PCS industrial officer Keith Johnston

DVLA said in a statement that the strike could lead to a reduced service and longer waiting times.


FT: Swansea City 3 - 0 York City

The Swans defeated York City at the Liberty Stadium tonight 3-0 in their Capital One Cup match.

Garry Monk's side now move on to the third round of the Capital One Cup after goals from Nathan Dyer and Matt Grimes, with Marvin Emnes also scoring within the last few minutes of the game.

Swansea City's Leon Britton and York City's James Berrett during the Capital One Cup. Credit: PA

HT: Swansea City 1 - 0 York City

Swansea City are up 1-0 as they take on York City at home in the Capital One Cup tonight. The Swans' Nathan Dyer scored just two minutes into the game.

Swansea City players celebrate Nathan Dyer's first goal of the game. Credit: PA
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