DVLA staff strike over 'pay gap' in UK
A one day strike is being held today across the UK by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency employees (The UK equivalent of the US's DMV) over a dispute involving a pay gap. Union leaders say that the DVLA workers receive much lower pay than other Department for Transport workers. So if you need to get your license renewed in the UK today, good luck!
Thousands of staff at the DVLA in Swansea are taking part in a UK-wide one day strike in a dispute over pay.
The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) said there was a 16% pay gap compared to other Department for Transport (DfT) workers.
The union said it was costing the staff in Wales £13m a year and was "completely unacceptable".
The DVLA said its policy was to align pay rates to the local market. It hopes to minimise disruption to customers.
Three-quarters of the 4,500 DVLA staff work in Wales at the agency's headquarters in Swansea and they will be joined in the action by workers at three offices in other parts of the UK.