The DVLA strike threatens to ‘throw Christmas into risk,’ jeopardizing the holiday season.

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The DVLA strike threatens to ‘throw Christmas into risk,’ jeopardizing the holiday season.

The DVLA strike threatens to ‘throw Christmas into risk,’ jeopardizing the holiday season.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) union has threatened to strike, potentially jeopardizing Christmas.

The DVLA has been dealing with a backlog of around 56,000 HGV license applications for the past six months.

However, reports have surfaced that only 20 foreign drivers were granted visas due to driver shortages.

Swansea’s Public and Commercial Services union has called for strikes.

According to the PCS, the strikes are being held in response to the working conditions that occurred throughout the pandemic.

Many workers in this area believed their working conditions to be unsafe as a result of the pandemic.

“The DVLA workers’ strike could not have come at a worse time,” Kate Gibbs, the trade group’s Head of Communications, told MailOnline.

“The news that the agency was planning to speed up the licensing process would have made a dent in the 100,000-plus driver shortfall that this industry is already dealing with.”

“Any further delays will simply add to the misery of thousands of hauliers who are desperate to get their drivers back on the road.”

The increasing demand is already putting a strain on supply networks, and we’re seeing barren grocery shelves as a result.

“If Christmas was already in threat, as forecast, this will surely increase the risk.”

The PCS has advocated for fewer drivers to work in offices and for more individuals to work from home.

“The ambition of our members to achieve a just settlement remains unwavering,” said PCS national secretary Mark Serwotka.

“Ministers have admitted that the June attempt to resolve the issue was a flop, but they underestimated our members’ unwavering dedication.”

“At its core, we want an agreement with Covid safety precautions, adequate compensation and recognition for colleagues who worked throughout the epidemic, and a workplace rehabilitation plan that has been agreed upon.”

“If our people choose to go on strike again, we will support them every step of the way.”

In the last six months, there have been 58 strikes protesting working conditions.

For months, the UK has been suffering with lorry driver shortages, with Boris Johnson claiming to have been aware of it for “a long, long, long time.”

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