DVLA Strike in Swansea

The British government department is responsible for collecting road tax from people who own vehicles, giving driving tests, and providing people with their driving licenses.

 Over the previous months, different unions have gone on strike to protest their financial situation. The UK general strikes in 2022  became an epidemic from the earlier months before the beginning of the New Year. Indeed, there are many problems in the UK that people can’t tolerate. Inflation, the cost of living crisis, the Energy crisis, and energy bills have directly affected these strikes. In those days, over 40,000 members of the RMT left many passengers on the streets and didn’t work, 14 trains didn’t move and made transportation disruptions in the UK, and it was the first UK strike in 2022.

DVLA Swansea industrial action


Indeed, DVLA Swansea staff are going on strike in the UK for better pay, job condition, and pensions. They will go on strike from February 27th to March 3rd.


Staff at the DVLA’s Swansea offices are to stage strike action in the coming weeks in a move that could cause significant disruption to dealers. The main reason for the UK DVLA staff strike is more payment and better life services. Due to protests at their expense, they will exit from (PCS) union. They will strike in the UK from February 27th to March 3rd. Indeed, the DVLA staff is a bitter event.

These kinds of strikes have continued over the last year and have become epidemic; these kinds of strikes have been disastrous for dealers and drivers. In April 2021, Car Dealer reported that four days of industrial action were likely to cause delays in preparing applications and calls to the agency’s contact centre. Going on strike in the UK during the pandemic created a terrible disruption, and the DVLA staff strike caused bosses to give more investigations on car dealers to prevent the flood of strikes and disruptions.


The DVLA Swansea strike in the UK will be late for five days.


 DVLA strike is the latest phase of industrial action by civil servants in a dispute over pay, pension, and job. Six hundred public and commercial service members of (PCS) will investigate the driving license of Swansea members.

These 600 hundred members will assess the driver’s driving license and their ability to drive a car. Indeed, this assessment will happen before granting the driver’s driving license. 100000 civil servants from 124 governments voted on this assessment to check drivers’ driving ability. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This latest phase of our targeted and sustained strike action comes as the government launches another attack on working people by introducing anti-union legislation.


“By trying to stop unions from taking action, the government is attacking the symptom, not the cause. “The cause, in this case, is a government that has offered our members just a 2 per cent pay rise at a time when inflation is over 10 per cent. “It’s no wonder our members at DVLA Swansea are angry. They are keen to do their jobs to serve the public but struggle to cope with the cost-of-living crisis. At the very least, they deserve above inflation on a pay rise.”

The government is trying to stop DVLA staff strikes. It will pay the strikers £735 to deter them from going on strike. Indeed, the government has promised to pay £ 735 to the strikers to avoid strike action that risks exacerbating the backlog of tens of thousands of licenses awaiting renewal. So the government asked DVLA staff to work in Swansea agency to protect them from getting Covid and create a safety situation.


The waves of strike action continue to sweep the UK.


The cost of living crisis has created a dissatisfactory situation for different workers working in the UK. They started their severe strikes in 2022 to protest their financial life situation.


Also, other union staff, like NHS staff, mailmen, nurses, teachers, and even ambulance drivers, have been on strike to show their dissatisfaction with the current situation. Rishi Sunak said that these strikes have no use and the government can’t change its position significantly, and he said that the only way to solve their problem is to back down and stop their strikes.

Rishi Sunak said that the government would not be an injustice to its people; it has a proper and fair treatment of its people. Mick Lynch and other union leaders said they don’t have to specify a unique budget for these organizations and solve the pay dispute.

In 2022 different unions’ strikes had a terrible effect on the economy of the UK, various authorities complained about the chaos in the country, but there was no investigation in those days to reduce the flood of the strikes. Strikes increment is hitting the economy of the UK more and more; workers of different unions are going on strikes to show their protest at their cost of living crisis and ask for better payment that is in balance with the inflation.

Inflation in the UK has caused them not to be able to manage their usual expenditures, raising the cost of living crisis has forced them to go on strike over several months. People have faced the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and energy bills have increased by more than 80%. 

The UK has witnessed a large number of protest walks for decades. Hundreds of workers came onto the streets and shouted, “Shame on you, shame on you!” 


Can strikes in the UK solve the cost of living crisis?


Indeed, different strikes in the UK made more unions courageous about going on strike to protest their payment and ask the government for more income.

So many reasons for these strikes have made the UK a low-quality country. The flood of strikes has significantly impacted the economy and the political situation of the UK. Poverty and unemployment have reached the highest rate, making life disastrous for people. Indeed, people’s wage is not enough to fulfil people’s living expenses. 

Of course, the strikes are unpleasant and make life harder for people, and weaken the government’s economy. But the continuous waves of strikes will force the government to investigate people’s economic situation more. However, strike and negotiation is not an easy action. A strike typically occurs for two reasons. An economic strike occurs when there are held over issues regarding wages, hours, and workers losing their jobs. As a result, strikes in the UK are increasing because of UK’s terrible economy. There is no balance between payment and inflation, and this inequality of income and inflation is bothering workers.

Every union worker is going on strike on different dates to show dissatisfaction with their financial situation. UP to now, the government hasn’t satisfied various unions, and strikes are increasing daily. DVLA in Swansea is on the next strike on January 27th to create a better job situation for the Driver and Vehicle licensing agency.



DVLA staff strike is one of the others that has been added to the further strikes over the previous months. Indeed, this five-day strike will happen from February 27th to March 3rd. Meanwhile, these kinds of walkouts in protest at the salaries have caused terrible chaos for a long time. The main reason for DVLA staff strikes is the lack of fitness between the inflation and the staff wages. If DVLA staff had no financial obsessions, they would be eager to give an appropriate service to people and wouldn’t go on strike like other organizations. However, the government has promised to pay £735 to this union staff, and it wants to satisfy them to continue their work and stop their strikes. 


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