Strong support for COVID strike and victory for court staff

U.K.

The PCS public and commercial services union reports strong support for its second round of strike action at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority in South Wales. Other unions and Labour MPs have backed the action which aims to secure improved health and safety provision at a workplace that has seen some of the highest rates of COVID infections anywhere in the country. Meanwhile the union is also celebrating a positive result from strike action taken by its members working in the court service but employed by the OCS multinational. They secured a new two-year agreement backdated to April 2020 with a 1.5% pay increase in the first year and inflation plus 0.5% in the second year as well as additional days of leave and a wide range of other provisions.

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