Sheffield DVLA strike over job losses

Workers at the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices in Sheffield staged a 24-hour strike yesterday 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 took part in the action.

The union is campaigning against planned office closures across the country, arguing it signals the end of a ‘highly prized’ face-to-face service to motorists. It has delivered a 72,000-name petition - the largest paper petition it has ever organised - opposing the closures to the Department for Transport.