September Strike to Cause Chaos at DVLA

Workers at Fujitsu, IT suppliers to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (as well as the Ministry of Defence, The Office for National Statistics and HM Revenue & Customs) have voted in favour of a 24 hour strike which is due to being at midnight on September 19th. The workers are in dispute with Fujitsu over the pay rises they have been offered which represent increases of between 1.5% and 2.5% – many of the employees are said to be in salaries of £13,500 pa or less. “Such a pitiful pay offer to workers, who are paid less than what some senior executives pocket in bonuses alone, is an insult.” Said Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union which represents the majority of Fujitsu employees working on Government contracts. If the strike does go ahead, work for the DVLA will be affected by non-production of driving licences and transfers of DVLA registrations.

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