Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency continue in their dispute over Covid safety. The DVLA has seen one death and 643 cases. There is a backlog of 1.4 million cases which union reps say could be dealt with if people were allowed to work from home.
“Sarah Evans, the DVLA branch chair at PCS, said that staff are worried as they can see cases rising on site, but that they have been told not to complain.
“Our work site is very different because there is a high volume of staff in a small area,” Ms Evans told the committee.
The union want more staff to be able to work from home to be able to allow for better social distancing in the offices and to allow those isolating at home to still continue to be productive, pointing out the other departments had been able to deliver remote working” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57916619).
Please show your support for these workers. They are leading the way in fighting a situation which will only become worse in the weeks ahead for many workplaces.
See for how you can support: https://www.pcs.org.uk/news-events/news/dvla-strike-action-road-ahead